Coroner identifies body found in burning Newton Township home
Fire investigators are still waiting to hear from the Ohio Fire Marshal to learn the cause of a fire at Newton Township home where one person was found dead.
The Trumbull County Coroner’s office has identified a body found in a burning Newton Drive home as that of 67-year-old Kathy Stevens, who died from burns from the fire.
Newton Falls Joint Fire District Interim Chief Donald Byrd told 21 News that firefighters found the remains of the woman after putting out flames that broke out Saturday afternoon.
Byrd said when firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from the home being whipped up by wind gusts.
Investigators say the fire started in the rear corner of the home.