Female victim of fatal fire identified

Female victim of fatal fire identified


The Mahoning County Coroner’s office says that Martha Cole, 38, was the woman who was killed in a fire at a 532 Dorothy Ave. home on the South Side about 3 a.m. this morning.

Police reports identified Richard Davis, no age given, as the man in the home who jumped out a window to escape the flames and was badly burned. He is being treated in the burn unit at Akron Childrens Hospital.

Fire investigators said Monday morning they believe the blaze was accidental, but no official ruling has been issued yet.

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