Update: Tentative Identities of Washington County Fire Victims Released

Update 3/22/10 @ 12:51 pm

The names of the couple who are believed to have died in Monday morning's house fire in the Newport Township area of Washington County have been released.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says 69-year-old Robert R. Barth and 66-year-old Evalena Barth lived at 685 County Nine Road, the scene of the fire.

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office will make the final, official indentification.

Sheriff Mincks tells WTAP that, at this time, the cause of the fire is not determined, but there are no signs it was deliberately set.
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Update 3/22/10 @ 12:10 pm

The Washington County Sheriff's Office now confirms people were killed in a house fire on County Road 9 in Washington County Monday morning.

The fire broke out at about 7:05 Monday morning. Four fire stations responded. The Ohio State Fire Marshal is investigating. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this point but officials say it does not look suspicious.

WTAP will have the very latest throughout the morning on WTAP.com and a complete wrap-up on WTAP News at Five, Six, and Eleven.
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Updated 3/22/10 @ 9:37 am

The Washington County Sheriff's Office now confirms two people were killed in a house fire on County Road 9 in Washington County Monday morning.

A third person, originally thought to have been killed, is now classified as "missing."

The fire broke out at about 7:05 Monday morning. Four fire stations responded. The Ohio State Fire Marshal is investigating.

WTAP will have the very latest throughout the morning on WTAP.com and a complete wrap-up on WTAP News at Noon.

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Firefighters, sheriff's deputies and detectives are on the scene of a triple fatal fire in Reno.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says three people have died in a house fire that started early Monday morning.

The house is located at the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 46.

Stay tuned to WTAP and the web channel for the latest on this breaking story.


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  • by ROHR FAMILY Location: LITTLE HOCKING on Mar 25, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
  • by Lauer Families Location: Stanleyville on Mar 23, 2010 at 05:28 AM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Barth Family, we are very sorry for your loss.
  • by Kelly Location: Parkersburg on Mar 23, 2010 at 04:41 AM
    my heart goes out to the family,may god be with you
  • by Charlie Location: Marietta on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:47 PM
    I am very sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you....Bob was one of the greatest guys I ever had the pleasure to work for...
  • by Angie Becker Seevers Location: Marietta on Mar 22, 2010 at 08:27 PM
    Sorry for your Loss..Our Thoughts n Prayers will be with all the family..They will be missed..
  • by Peggy Bland Lorentz Location: Fairmont, WV on Mar 22, 2010 at 07:38 PM
    So sorry to here about your loss. I'll never forget what kind people the Barths were when my Dad drove mil. truck for Bob!
  • by amy on Mar 22, 2010 at 07:38 PM
    my thoughts go out to the barth family evelina and bob will be greatly missed
  • by Rhena on Mar 22, 2010 at 07:18 PM
    You both will be sadly missed by all of us..... God bless you Troy, Tina, Tristan & Wyatt Also Sonny, Bill, Barry, Sundena, & Rocky R.I.P Bob & Evalena
  • by Greg&Brenda Ludolph Location: Marietta,Ohio on Mar 22, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    Our prayers go out to Tina,Tristan & Troy &family,Bob and Evalena were wonderful people and will never be forgotten they were good friends and will be sadly missed by all.Were here for you.
  • by lori becker seevers family Location: marietta on Mar 22, 2010 at 05:16 PM
    so sad they will be missed our thoughs and prayers to the Barth Family
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