UPDATE: Fatal Fire in Proctorville Started in Kitchen

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 1/6/13 @ 2:55 p.m.
PROCTORVILLE, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The State Fire Marshal's Office says they have a good idea where a fire started that killed a woman in Lawrence County, Ohio early Sunday morning.

The fire happened at a house on Front Street in Proctorville about 2 a.m.

Charles Hodges tells WSAZ.com his sister, Beth McDaniels, 46, died in the fire.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office tells WSAZ.com while the cause of the fire is currently undetermined, they do know it started in the kitchen.

They also say there were no working smoke detectors in the home.

Hodges tells WSAZ.com that he spoke with his sister about 15 minutes before the fire. He said, "Then I told her, I said, 'I'll talk to you later on today, get back to bed, it's too early,' and at 7 o'clock, the law come and knock on my door and said she'd been burned up in a fire."

The State Fire Marshal's Office is working with the Proctorville Police and Fire Departments, the Lawrence County Coroner's Office and Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.



ORIGINAL STORY 1/5/13 @ 7:12 p.m.
PROCTORVILLE, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A woman was unable to make it out of a burning home, early Sunday morning.

The fire happened on Front Street in Proctorville. According to the woman's brother, it happened about 2:00 a.m.

Charles Hodge says his sister, Beth McDaniels, 46, died in the fire.

It's still unclear what started it.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.


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