UPDATE: Woman Dies From Belpre House Fire

By: WTAP News
By: WTAP News

UPDATE: Feb. 24 8:52

The Belpre Police Department says Kimberly Harter died from injuries related to the fire on Sunday at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was 52-years-old.

Harter was transferred to the Hospital from Camden Clark Medical Center Saturday morning for further treatment after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Belpre Fire and Police Departments responded to a house fire at 1624 Hill Street in Belpre at approximately 8:41 Friday night.

Fire units say the fire appeared to have started inside the home near the bathroom.

Harter was found unconscious and unresponsive. She was transported to Camden Clark by the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Squad.

Belpre Chief of Police, Ernest Clevenger, says there is no indication of foul play or criminal activity.

The house fire is still under investigation at the hands of the Ohio State Fire Marshalls Office.
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UPDATE: Feb. 23 2:07

Belpre Chief of Police Ernest Clevenger says the victim, Kimberly Harter, is on life support at Camden Clark Medical Center due to smoke inhalation. No word on her prognosis at this time.
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UPDATE: Feb 23 10:17 AM

Belpre Chief of Police Ernest Clevenger says there are no signs of crime or foul play with this house fire.

They can't locate the source of the fire yet. There were two smoke detectors in the house but neither one was working when the fire broke out.

Police are currently canvassing the area and speaking to neighbors.

The fire is under investigation and is now in the hands of the fire marshal.
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UPDATE: Feb. 22 10:52PM

It happened a little around 9:30 Friday night in the 1600 block of Hill Street in Belpre.

Firefighters say there was a woman inside the home.

She was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center but her condition isn't known at this time.

It's believed she was taken for smoke inhalation.

A dog was also inside the house that didn't make it out alive.

A Belpre firefighter hurt his ankle while putting out the fire.

Police believe the fire started from a hot water tank.

They say the fire is not suspicious but the fire marshal's office is investigating.
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The Belpre Fire Department is on the scene of a house fire in Belpre.

Dispatchers say the fire is on Hill Street in Belpre.

No other information is available at this time.

WTAP has a reporter on scene and we will bring you the latest as it becomes available.


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