Two women die in Belmont County house fire

Belmont County

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. 

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