Coroner identifies man killed in Trotwood house fire; cause of fire under investigation

State Fire Marshal to help investigate fatal house fire in Trotwood (WKEF/WRGT)

UPDATE: The Montgomery County Coroner's office has identified a man who lost his life when his home caught fire Monday evening in Trotwood.

Eugene Bennett-Bay, 68, was found by firefighters in one of the bedrooms of the home. The coroner's office says an autopsy will be performed today.


TROTWOOD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The State Fire Marshall is being called into help investigate a fatal fire in Trotwood that claimed the life of a 68-year-old man.

Trotwood Chief Richard Haacke said the home was engulfed by flames when they got to the house on Azalea Drive. While crews moved into the home to knock down the flames, they found the victim in one of the bedrooms. Haacke said he was the brother of the occupant of the house, but has not released further details.

They did say that their investigation found there were no working smoke detectors in the house, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The state marshal will be working with the local marshal to help determine the cause.

Haacke also said two dogs who were in the residence at the time of the fire were also killed.

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