YELLOW SPRINGS — A 26-year-old disabled man was killed Friday after he was trapped inside a burning home in a fire that also injured a woman who had to be stopped by bystanders from running back inside.
- Fire reported at 1426 Glen View Road
- Man killed, woman injured, 2 dogs perish
- Home had no smoke detectors, official said
UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m. (Aug. 27):
The man killed in a Yellow Springs house fire has been identified as Trevor A. Nared, 26, of Yellow Springs, according to the Greene County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE @ 4 p.m. (Aug. 24):
A woman was hospitalized after she escaped a fire Friday morning that claimed the life of a disabled man in his 20s who was trapped inside.
The fire was dispatched around 11:25 p.m. in the 1400 block of Glen View Road
“When I got here there was very heavy smoke coming from the structure, a lot of heavy flames coming from the front as well, very involved,” Assistant Chief Denny Powell of Miami Township Fire-Rescue said.
“There is a confirmed fatality, unfortunately as well as two dogs. They had three dogs -- one was able to get out,” Powell said.
The homeowner, a woman, got out by herself but bystanders had to prevent her from going back in, Yellow Springs police said.
The woman was taken to Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, and then transferred by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. Her name, age and condition has not been released.
The name of the man who died in the fire also has not been released.
Powell said there were multiple 911 calls about the fire, including from the homeowner who reported the man in his 20s was trapped. Crews initially were able to go in the back of the house, but the intense flames made it unsafe for firefighters and unlikely anyone was still alive inside, Powell said.
“There were no smoke detectors that were activated,” said Powell, who urged residents to buy smoke detectors and change batteries.
In addition to Miami Twp. Fire-Rescue, fire crews from Cedarville and Xenia townships and Husted responded, Powers said. Also on scene were the Yellow Springs Police Department and Greene County Coroner’s Office.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, and no damage estimate was available but the structure is a total loss, Powell said.