Witness recounts deadly fire, tries to save man trapped inside

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – A house fire in Butler Township kills one person and injures another.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 77-year-old Kermit D. Walkup.

Crews were called to Little York Road just before 10:30 Saturday night.

They arrived to find the home fully engulfed.

According to Battalion Chief Dan Alig, a woman was able to make it out safely.

Flames kept the firefighters from rescuing a man who was still inside. After the fire was extinguished, the Montgomery County Coroner removed the body.

The woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where she is expected to recover.

The house is a loss.

The cause is under investigation.

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