1 dead after Fairfield house fire

Fatal fire in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (FOX19) - One person is dead after a fire in Fairfield Saturday morning.

Firefighters say they were dispatched around 12:45 a.m. to the 5200 block of Chateau Way.

When they arrived, they saw heavy fire coming out of the rear bedroom, firefighters said.

They also say a man in his mid-70s was found near the patio door. The chief says that firefighters tried to revive him, but the man’s oxygen tanks exploded.

Firefighters say three other people made it out of the home.

Two firefighters were extricated after the explosion but were not hurt.

The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he later died.

The name nor the age of the victim have not been revealed at this time.

Officials say the fire started in the back bedroom but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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