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Fire still under investigation

FPS staff report

House fire on Bachelor RDState Fire Marshal John Weber continues his investigation into the death of Edgar H. Grimes in a house fire Tuesday evening.

Grimes, 80, was seen entering his residence at 9022 Bachelor Rd., NW, Magnolia, approximately two hours before a neighbor reported the double wide home on fire at 4:18 p.m.

According to Sheriff Dale Williams, neighbor Verl Harlan said Grimes heated his home with an indoor wood burner located in the basement of the residence.

Grimes was found deceased in the basement. He was removed by EMT Ambulance and transported to the Stark County Morgue.

Magnolia Fire Department, along with members of Waynesburg, Great Trail, Carroll County, Sandy Twp., Dellroy and East Sparta fire departments were on scene for several hours.

Sheriff Williams noted members of Magnolia Fire remained on scene until Weber returned this morning to continue his investigation.


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