High school senior dies in fire at her central Ohio house

Fire officials say the flames quickly spread throughout the two-story home in Delaware, Ohio

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DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a high school senior has died after her central Ohio home caught fire.

Delaware Hayes High School Principal Ric Stranges says 17-year-old student Aaliyah Wilson was killed early Thursday when her suburban Columbus home burst into flames.

Fire officials say the flames quickly spread throughout the two-story home. Wilson was found on the second floor. WSYX-TV reports her father escaped and wasn’t hurt.

The state fire marshal’s office, city police and local fire investigators are working to determine what caused the blaze.

The Columbus Dispatch reports flowers, cards and chalk messages were left in a parking spot reserved for Wilson outside her school. A second memorial lines the hood of a car near the charred home.

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