FOSTORIA — A house fire in Fostoria took the life of a woman Sunday afternoon.
According to Interim Fire Chief Brian Herbert, Fostoria Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 295 Boston Ave. at 2:32 p.m. and found the one-story, single-family residence fully engulfed with flames coming out the side, the rear and venting out of the windows.
The body of a female, who officials are not identifying pending a coroner’s report, was found inside the home. The body was taken by the Seneca County Coroner’s Office.
Firefighters initially attacked the fire from the outside while another crew entered the home. Once inside, they located the victim in a bedroom, where the fire was determined to have originated, according to Herbert.
Due to extensive fire damage, the cause of the fire is being listed as undetermined/under investigation pending the coroner’s report.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene, which Herbert said is because the fire was fatal. The blaze is not being investigated as an arson.
Herbert stressed the importance of making sure homes have working smoke detectors. The fire department offers free smoke detectors to those who need them.