1 dead in Christmas Day fire in Warren

Investigators identified the victim as Timothy Marcu

Warren fatal fire

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Investigators in Warren are looking into the cause of a Christmas Day fire that claimed the life of one person.

Investigators identified the victim as Timothy Marcu.

Fire crews were called about 10:43 a.m. Monday to a house in the 1500 block of Oakdale Dr. N.W.

Clayton Ware was passing by when he saw smoke coming from the house. He ran inside and pulled Marcu out.

“I grabbed the closest thing, which was a stool on the porch and broke one window. The smoke came out real thick. I couldn’t get the door open because of a body lying down there below it,” Ware said.

Ware was able to get Marcu out, but he did not survive.

Fire tore through the roof and the front of the house. The house is completely destroyed.

The State Fire Marshal is investigating.