Man killed in Fairfield house fire identified

Man killed in Fairfield house fire identified
Firefighters were on the scene of a fatal fire in Fairfield Saturday morning. (Source: WXIX)

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (FOX19) - A man killed early Saturday in a Fairfield house fire has been identified.

Otis Eversole, 73, died around 1:30 a.m. Saturday due to smoke inhalation, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

On Saturday, Fairfield firefighters say they were dispatched around 12:45 a.m. to the 5200 block of Chateau Way for a fire. When they arrived, they saw heavy fire coming out of the rear bedroom, firefighters said.

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

Three other people did make it out of the home, according to firefighters.

Eversole was taken to Mercy Hospital where he later died.

Officials said on Saturday the fire started in the back bedroom, but the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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