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UPDATE: Two killed in Meigs County house fire; names released

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Published: Nov. 29, 2018 at 9:26 AM EST
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UPDATE 11/29/18 @ 10:15 p.m.

The names of two people killed in a Meigs County house fire have been released.

Harvey Smith Martin, 49, and Jeanette Lynn McDonald Martin, 45, both of Langsville, are the victims, according to the Meigs County Sheriff's Office.

The fire happened around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.

On Thursday, investigators with the state Fire Marshal's Office confirmed a propane explosion happened inside the home along Old Dexter Road.

Investigators haven't determined the actual ignition source or what caused the buildup of propane due to the widespread extent of the damage.

At this time, there is no indication that the fire is suspicious.


UPDATE 11/29/18 @ 4:05 p.m.

More details have been released about a deadly fire that claimed two people's lives.

Investigators with the state Fire Marshal's Office confirm a propane explosion happened Wednesday night inside the home along Old Dexter Road. The fire was reported at 9:22 p.m.

Investigators haven't determined the actual ignition source or what caused the buildup of propane due to the widespread extent of the damage.

At this time, there is no indication that the fire is suspicious.

The victims' names have not been released yet while the Coroner awaits dental records. Keep checking the WSAZ App and WSAZ.com for the latest information.


ORIGINAL STORY 11/29/18

Two people were killed in a fire in Meigs County according to the Ohio Fire Marshal's Office.

It happened Wednesday night along Old Dexter Road.

Officials say they are going back out Thursday morning to continue investigating the cause and where it started.

No other information has been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ App and WSAZ.com for the latest information.