FATAL FIRE IN PUTNAM COUNTY ON MONDAY

Two people are dead in a house trailer fire that struck in the village of West Leipsic Monday morning.   The Putnam County Sheriff’s office reports the blaze was reported around 8am yesterday in a residence on Third Street.   The Leipsic fire department responded to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the west side of the trailer.    Miller City and Ottawa fire departments sent crews to the scene, and eventually got the fire under control.   An investigation revealed two victims inside, a male and a female.  They were both pronounced dead at the scene; but their names have not been released.  The state fire marshall’s office is investigating the cause of the blaze, with the home a total loss. 

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