One dead in Middletown fire

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A man has died after a fire in Middletown.

Flames broke out around 12:30 p.m. in the back bedroom of an apartment in the 1600 block of Lamberton Street.

The Butler County coroner has identified the victim as Richard Ross, 63. An autopsy will be performed on Wednesday.

Police say there is not a lot of damage to the apartment complex, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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