URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) — The one person who died in an Urbana fire on Easter Sunday has been identified.
According to Urbana Fire Chief Dean Ortlieb, the duplex fire occurred on West Ward Street shortly before 4 a.m. on Sunday, April 17.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office reported that one person escaped through a second-story window and was injured. That person was taken to the Mercy Health Urbana Hospital however there in no word on their injuries.
One person died in the duplex, according to a social media post from the Urbana Fire Division. Our partners at Urbana Daily Citizen reported that the Champaign County Coroner identified the woman as 51-year-old Valorie A. Jones.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, however, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is completing the investigation.
The Red Cross is assisting six residents who were displaced by the fire.