Coroner: 1 dead after Leetonia house fire

The Columbiana County Coroner says a body was found inside the house by a bedroom

LEETONIA, Ohio (WYTV) – One man is dead after a house fire in Leetonia early Saturday morning.

It happened around 8:15 a.m. on the 300 block of Spruce Street. When fire crews arrived at the house, it was engulfed in flames.

The Columbiana County Coroner says a body was found inside the house by a bedroom. Family members identified the victim as 83-year-old Clarence McFarland Sr.

The owner of the house said she got a call from a neighbor saying her property was on fire.

The Washingtonville Police Department, Columbiana Fire Department and investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office assisted Leetonia’s crews on scene, but the house was completely destroyed by the fire.

No word on what caused the fire.

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