Coroner identifies fatal fire victim

Kennedy Avenue fatal fire

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man who was pulled from his burning home Thursday morning has died, according to officials with the Dayton fire department.

Firefighters responded to the 2000 block of Kennedy Avenue around 8 a.m.

Robert Clement, 57, was found unconscious inside the house, near the front of the home.   He was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials believe the fire was started accidentally, but are still working to determine its exact origin.

Firefighters did face challenges in putting out the fire because two nearby fire hydrants were frozen.

Crews had to use water supply from another apparatus.

Warming stations were also set up to help firefighters keep warm. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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