4 killed in Kettering fire, cause determined years later

4 killed in Kettering fire, cause determined years later

KETTERING — Nearly four years after a fire killed four people on Craig Drive in Kettering, the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office has now determined a cause of the fire and closed the case.

The state fire marshal’s office has ruled the cause of the fire as accidental and believe the fire was cooking related, according to Kelly Stincer, spokesperson for the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office. There also were no indicators of any criminal intent with the fire, Stincer added.

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Firefighters and police responded to the home in the 1900 block of Craig during the overnight hours on Dec. 12, 2013 and discovered the home and a vehicle in the driveway fully engulfed.

The four people killed in the blaze were identified as Forrest Carroll, 76; Alicia Carroll-Mobley, 36; Shaun N. Mobley Jr., 4; and Jacob S. Mobley, 2 years old.

The fire marshal’s office said the investigation was closed on Aug. 15, 2017.