Coroner identifies woman killed in house fire

(WDTN Photo/Ethan Fitzgerald)

CHRISTIANSBURG, Ohio (WDTN) — One person is dead after a house fire in Champaign County.

The Champaign County Coroner identified the victim as 66-year-old Alice Stapleton.

(WDTN Photo/Ethan Fitzgerald)

Authorities say a neighbor called 911 just after 8 p.m. Monday to report flames coming from the windows of a house in the 3100 block of S. Elm Tree Road in Christiansburg.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the house.

After knocking down the fire, crews found one person dead inside the house.

The Christiansburg Fire Department received assistance from the St. Paris and Fletcher Fire Departments.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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