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2 dead, 1 hospitalized in Fostoria house fire

One of the victims, Danny Marker (Courtesy of family) One of the victims, Danny Marker (Courtesy of family)
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FOSTORIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Two people are dead after an early morning house fire in Fostoria in the 600 block of South Poplar Street. The fire department says another victim was taken to the hospital.

Firefighters say by the time they arrived around 3 a.m., the house was completely engulfed in flames.

One person made it out alive, but a male and female victim were trapped upstairs. Firefighters tried to reach them but the stairs had collapsed, and by the time they could get to them, it was too late. Crews then battled the flames defensively.

A woman at the scene, who says she is the mother of victim Danny Marker, says her son called her for help.

"He says, 'Mom! Come quick! I smell smoke. I smell smoke. I don't see no fire, but I smell smoke.' I live less than eight blocks away. I came down here and I didn't get to the tracks before I seen the flames on the front porch," said Nancy Marker. "He was partially blind. He couldn't get out. He couldn't get no help. I come down, I find the house on fire. I couldn't get to him."

The female victim has not been identified yet. Both bodies have been sent to the Lucas County Coroner's Office.

"It is under investigation. We have called in the State Fire Marshal's Office, and we are slowly just working our way into it to find out what is going on," said Fire Chief Warren Digby.

Marker's brother says he believes the house was intentionally set on fire, but investigators have not yet released a cause.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office says they have 3 people that have been brought to the jail in connection with the fire.

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