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Structure Fire in Ohio County Kills Two

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A deadly fire in Ohio County has claimed the life of two elderly people.    

Around 2 p.m. Thursday, 911 got a call that a home near Oglebay Park was engulfed in flames and although fire fighters rushed to scene, it was too late.

Flames and smoke were billowing from this home off on Dement Road near the intersection of Dixon Run Road when WTRF.com arrived.  Authorities confirmed that an elderly couple in their 80s lived here and neither was able to make it out alive.  Nearby neighbors, first to report the smoke, were shocked at the news.

Fighting this five alarm fire was difficult because of the freezing temperatures.  The home was a total loss.

Authorities haven't said yet how the fire started and they're not releasing the couples name either.  Neighbors tell WTRF.com the couple did have family living in the area.  

Representatives from the West Virginia State Fire Marshals Office and Medical Examiner's Office are on scene. Authorities are still not releasing the victim's name pending notification of the family.

As more information becomes available, WTRF.com will be the first to report it.