Man killed in Lebanon fire identified

A man was killed and another was injured in a early morning Friday house fire in Lebanon in the 900 block of Sharon Drive.

The Warren County Coroner’s Office identified him as 73-year-old William Wallace.

The second person was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation, Lebanon fire officials said. They were conscious and speaking during the ambulance ride.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames coming from the back of the house and heavy smoke, said Lebanon Division of Fire Chief Ryan Dipzinski.

The fire started in the back of the house near the kitchen, Dipzinski said. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but there are no signs of foul play at this time.

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