The officer tells the dispatcher there may be an “old man and woman” who live in the home.
At 1:13 a.m., the police officer tells the dispatcher, “there is heavy smoke coming from the cellar. There is an open cellar door in the back.”
At about 2:36 a.m., after Wolterman was rushed to Fort Hamilton Hospital and additional fire units were called to assist, a police officer asked the dispatcher exactly where the alarm had detected motion. Her answer was, “dining room, front door and rear door times two.”
Fire officials are continuing to investigate what may have caused the fire that took the life of Wolterman.
Officials from the State Fire Marshall’s Office, Hamilton police and fire department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms returned to the fire-damaged house Tuesday to continue the investigation.
No further details about the cause of the fire or the investigation were released Tuesday and there is no timetable for the investigation’s completion, Hamilton Fire Chief Steve Dawson said.