Fatal Fire

A fatal house fire late Monday night northwest of Wauseon has the Ohio Fire Marshal’s office checking in.

The Wauseon Fire Department was called to 10254 County Road 18 in Dover Township at 11:44 p.m on Monday. The Crescent News reports that a victim was found inside the single family home, and the damage to the home was reported to be extensive.

The name of the victim of that blaze has not yet been released, pending positive identification and notification of family members, according to the Lucas County Coroners Office.

We do know that the property is owned by John and Juanita Patton, but there has been no official confirmation that either of them were there at the time. The cause remains under investigation today.

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