Dayton woman, 35, identified as victim of deadly Trotwood house fire

TROTWOOD — A woman was found dead after a fire broke out in a Trotwood home late Thursday night, according to investigators.

Savannah Brandenburg, 35, of Dayton was identified as the victim found dead after the fire broke out, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger. Brandenburg’s cause and manner of death have not been determined and remain under investigation, Harshbarger said.

Fire crews were called to the home in the 5400 block of West Third Street around 11:45 p.m. Thursday. Crews reported heavy flames and smoke were coming from the house when they arrived on the scene.

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Brandenburg was the only one home at the time of the fire, Trotwood Fire Deputy Chief Brandon Barnett told News Center 7.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, however there was no working natural gas or electric service at the time of the fire, Barnett said. No working smoke detectors were found either, he said.

Crews did locate a kerosene heater inside the house but it has not been determined if it was the cause of the fire.

Barnett said there were no immediate signs of foul play, but investigators are not ruling anything out. The investigation will be conducted jointly by the Trotwood fire and police departments.

Additional details were not available. We’ll continue to update this story as new details become available.

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