- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

HEBRON, Ohio (AP) - A coroner’s office has identified the man who died in a central Ohio house fire that also left a firefighter injured.

The coroner’s office in Licking County on Wednesday said 46-year-old James Tapia (TAP’-ee-uh) died in the fire in Union Township.

Hebron firefighter Chris Clancy says a firefighter broke his leg after slipping on ice at the scene of the Tuesday night blaze.

Clancy says the fire heavily damaged the house. A neighbor reported it around 10 p.m.

Clancy says Tapia was the only person in the home at the time and was found near a window at the front of the one-story frame house.



Investigators with the state fire marshal’s office are trying to determine what caused the blaze.

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