BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) Ohio Fire Marshal’s investigators are returning to the scene of Friday’s fatal house fire outside Bellaire.
75-year-old Roberta Ponsetti and her daughter, 54-year-old Annette Ponsetti died in the fire at 65720 McGregor Hill Road, according to Belmont County Deputy Coroner Tim Skinner.
Skinner said a neighbor called 911 at 2:34 p.m. Friday, reporting that “there was an explosion then a fire.”
He said the house was a complete loss, and they had to conduct an intense search to find the bodies.
Skinner said two family pets, a dog and a cat, also died in the fire.
He said investigators are continuing their search for answers.