Overnight fire in north Toledo kills 1

TOLEDO (WTOL) - A woman is dead after an overnight fire in her north Toledo home. It happened about 2:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Austin.

Investigators tell News 11 that 52-year-old Charlene Spearman was bedridden. She was found in a downstairs bedroom.

Firefighters thought it was a routine fire when they arrived. But when they went inside the house, they found a bed on fire and discovered Spearman.

Two teenagers were also inside the house but escaped injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Assistant Fire Chief Luis Santiago says family members have said the victim was a heavy smoker.