PERRY TOWNSHIP -- A 10-year-old boy died as a result of a house fire that occurred before 7 a.m. Tuesday morning Nov. 26) in Perry Township (Coshocton).
The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call around 6:50 a.m. regarding the fire on Perry Township Road 370 near the Knox County line. The caller said a person was trapped inside the home. Walhonding Valley Fire District Chief Mike Snyder said everyone else in the home was able to get out and didn't sustain major injuries. Reportedly, the fire was contained to two rooms. The home was not considered a total loss.
The name of the victim was not yet released.
Walhonding Valley Fire District, Coshocton County EMS and deputies were first to respond to the scene. Three Rivers Fire District, Bladensburg Fire and Frazeysburg Fire were later called in for assistance.
The State Fire Marshal was on the scene last Tuesday assisting in the investigation along with the sheriff's office and Walhonding Valley Fire. The cause of the fire was unknown as of last Tuesday.
According to Michael Duchesne, spokesperson for the State Fire Marshal at this time it is too early in the investigation to determine the cause. However, he said there is no evidence a working smoke detector was in the home.
The incident remained under investigation.