A 77-year-old man and his dog died in a fire early Thursday in Mason, according to authorities.
The man was identified as Clyde Isaacs.
Firefighters were called to 312 W. Church St. at 4:08 a.m.
The bodies of the man and dog were found in the back bedroom of the home at Church and Forest Avenue in Mason.
The Ohio Fire Marshal was investigating the fire which apparently started in the kitchen, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner’s Office.
“Currently the fire is under investigation,” Aaron Bosko, deputy fire chief of the Mason Fire Department, told this news outlet.
Mutual aid was received by West Chester and Deerfield townships, he said.
There were no reported injuries to firefighters.
Michelle Lay lives next door to where the fire occurred.
She said she awoke to the sound of sirens and “a ton of police cars” outside her house.
“I saw flames shooting up and I saw the fire trucks,” she said.
“It was so windy at the time you could see the flames start to head toward the (railroad) tracks,” Lay said.
She became emotional this morning talking about the people who lived in the home.
“I don’t care about the house,” she said. “I care about the people who live in it. I know who they are and the loss of life is just terrible. A house can always be rebuilt.”