Victim of fatal Fairfield fire identified

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - A man who died in an apartment fire in Fairfield has been identified.

The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Villages of Wildwood Apartment complex, located at 6 Brittany Lane.

Investigators say Joshua Hoskins, 37, was pronounced dead at 5:24 a.m. from smoke inhalation.

Investigators originally said that four people were unaccounted for, but the three others were found safe. A dog was killed in the fire, and another resident reported their cat was missing.

Nine apartments were damaged, with six suffering heavy smoke damage and three units sustaining fire damage.

A total of 25 people were displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Trucks from Springfield, Springdale and Montgomery helped battle the fire.

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