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Vehicle-ignited fire kills Ohio woman

Fire also burns 250 acres at Air Force Base

 

August 17, 2017



Two fires have hit Hill County this week, with one resulting in the death of an Ohio woman.

Pauline H. Siegel of Powell, Ohio, 58, died Tuesday when the vehicle she was riding in sparked a grassland fire about 20 miles north of Gildford that then engulfed the vehicle.

Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross said they are investigating what caused the SUV to ignite the fires and why the woman was unable to escape when three others in the car were.

The Hill County Sheriff’s office received a call reporting the fire Tuesday at 4:02 p.m., a release about the fire said. When deputies arrived on the...



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