Coroner identifies victim of Hamilton house fire

Coroner identifies victim of Hamilton house fire
The cause of the fire has yet to be released. (Source: Provided)

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - The Butler County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a November house fire in Hamilton.

Kurt Schlenk, 60, died from smoke inhalation during a Nov. 20 fire in the 400 block of Hooven Avenue, the coroner’s office determined.

The fire started around 7 a.m. that morning and crews arrived at the scene around 15 minutes later, Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer said back on Nov. 20.

Crews were initially told the man living in the home was at work.

But after crews got the fire put out, a body was found inside the living room.

Fire officials have not said if Schlenk was alive when they found him, but the coroner’s office says he died at 2:21 p.m. the day of the fire.

The cause of the fire has yet to be released.

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