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Last updated 12:30AM ET
July 16, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Fatal fire in Portsmouth
(WOUB) - Authorities say firefighters have found four people dead at the scene of a house fire reported overnight in Portsmouth in southern Ohio.

Fire Chief Bill Raison describes the victims as three adults and a child.

He says firefighters responding to the call that came in around 3:30 a.m. Friday found no visible flames but only smoke coming from the home.

A spokesman for the state fire marshal says investigators have determined that the fire started on the first floor in the rear of the two-story, single-family home in Portsmouth's east end.

The spokesman says the cause of the fire hasn't been determined.
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