Death in fire reported in Stewart

Authorities in Athens County are reporting a fire this morning that killed on person.

The following statement was released by the Rome Township Volunteer Fire Department:

The Rome Township Volunteer Fire Department was alerted for a trailer fire with a person trapped at 2:41 am this morning. The trailer was located at 8345 Second Street in Stewart, Ohio. On arrival firefighters found a trailer fully involved with fire. Firefighters were not able to attempt any interior rescue do to the large amount of fire in the structure. Rome Township Fire Department was assisted by the Richland Area and Coolville Fire Departments in bringing the fire under control and extinguishing it.

Firefighters did discover the remains of a victim in the structure. The identity of the victim has not been confirmed at this time. The fire is under investigation by the Ohio State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. More information will be released as it becomes available.