Woman killed, identified in Logan County house fire

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DE GRAFF, Ohio (WDTN) — One person is dead after a house fire in Logan County.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday at a house on N. Koke Street, near E. Miami Street, in the Village of De Graff.

According to the Bellfontaine Examiner, 72-year-old Sharon Lease died in the fire.

Lease’s daughter, Linda Simpson, and her granddaughter left the residence to go to the store at around 9:30 pm. When they were out, Simpson feared she left a stove or oven on as they were getting ready to cook chicken wings.

When Simpson returned, she found the house filled with smoke and a fire in the kitchen. They attempted to enter the home through the front and back doors, however the heat and smoke made them unable to enter.

After screaming for help, others came and assisted in entering the home, however the smoke was still too much.

De Graff, Quincy, and Bellefontaine Fire Departments responded and put out the fire.

Simpson said that Lease had multiple health issues and was basically immobile.

The Bellefontaine Examiner contributed to this report.

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