Woman dies in Mecca Twp. fire

MECCA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Ohio) – An elderly woman lost her life in a fire Monday afternoon in Trumbull County.

Marjorie Fitch, 75, was trapped inside the burning one-story house at 7199 Phillips Rice Road.  Her daughter and son-in-law were home at the time, but could not get her out.

A sheriff’s deputy also tried to rescue her when he arrived on the scene, but he couldn’t get through the flames and smoke.

The fire broke out around 12:45 p.m. The state fire marshal’s office and the Trumbull County fire investigation unit are looking into what started the fire.


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