LAKE MILTON, Ohio (WYTV) – The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims of a fatal fire that happened in Lake Milton early Saturday morning.
Lake Milton Fire Chief Harold Maynard said the fire was difficult to fight due to close quarters in the home, as well as the cold weather. There were also downed power lines, which made entering the home difficult.
The couple who lived in the home, identified as 85-year-old Kaye McLaughlin and 94-year-old Murle McLaughlin, were killed in the fire.
Maynard had said it was a sad day, as the couple was well-known in the community. It was emotional for firefighters at the scene, many of whom knew the couple as well.
Investigators are saying the fire is being labeled as accidental. Maynard said the cause is due to a wood burner.