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Newspaper delivery man helps rescue couple from fire

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A newspaper delivery man is being credited for helping a couple escape from a fire at their home.

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. in the 9300 block of Warren-Butler Road in Deerfield Township.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal has ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined, but says the fire  started on the back porch and the result of an electrical malfunction or discarded ashes from the fireplace.

The newspaper delivery man spotted the flames and helped the two occupants escape. The couple was taken to the hospital, where they were treated for smoke inhalation and released.

Investigators say the home was equipped with smoke alarms, but the devices did not have any batteries.

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