Several people lived in the two apartments above the Old General Store in Harpster, OH.
HARPSTER, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Three people are dead, and a family homeless after a fire in Harpster, OH early Tuesday.
The victims are identified 18-year-old Zenan Wample, 20-year-old James Gatchell, 19-year-old Lauren Vinson.
The Wyandot County Sheriff's Office says the fire broke out around 3 a.m. at the Old General Store building in downtown Harpster, which has been closed for several years. The flames consumed the building and smoke could still be smelled hours after the blaze was extinguished. At least four fire departments were called to assist.
Several people lived in the two apartments above the store. The sheriff's office says in one apartment, a mother with three young kids, ages 11, 9 and 3, made it out safely after waking up to smoke alarms.