3 killed in apartment fire in Wyandot Co. - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

3 killed in apartment fire in Wyandot Co.

Posted: Updated:

Two men and a woman were killed in an apartment fire in Wyandot County early Tuesday morning. It happened shortly before 3 a.m. in the village of Harpster.

The bottom floor of the building holds an old antique store that closed up shop. The second floor contains apartments. Officials say three people living upstairs didn't make it out.

18-year-old Zenan Wample, 20-year-old James Gatchell, and 19-year-old Lauren Vinson were killed in the fire.

Officials say one person jump from a second floor window to escape. That person was taken to Mercy St. V's in Toledo and is listed in fair condition.

It took at least a dozen fire departments to get the flames under control. Officials say the building was so engulfed in flames it prohibited any sort of search and rescue.

The Wyandot County Red Cross is assisting others that were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Hip hop festival a go despite missing headliners

    Hip hop festival a go despite missing headliners

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:23:06 GMT
    A much-anticipated hip-hop concert at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center is still on for Saturday night, despite missing headliners.
    A much-anticipated hip-hop concert at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center is still on for Saturday night, despite missing headliners.
  • Train hits empty car, deputies search for driver

    Train hits empty car, deputies search for driver

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:33:18 GMT
    New details this morning from a train crash we first told you about Friday night on 13abc Action News at eleven o'clock.A cargo train hit an empty car that was stopped on the tracks, just south of Bradner.This happened on Bradner Road near the Greensburg Pike in Montgomery Township.No one on the train was hurt.The crash prompted a search for the driver or whoever was inside of that car.Overnight, Wood County Deputies said they were using thermal imaging cameras to find any people in the dark ...
    New details this morning from a train crash we first told you about Friday night on 13abc Action News at eleven o'clock.A cargo train hit an empty car that was stopped on the tracks, just south of Bradner.This happened on Bradner Road near the Greensburg Pike in Montgomery Township.No one on the train was hurt.The crash prompted a search for the driver or whoever was inside of that car.Overnight, Wood County Deputies said they were using thermal imaging cameras to find any people in the dark ...
  • TPD: Serial robber strikes again, suspect at large

    TPD: Serial robber strikes again, suspect at large

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:32:04 GMT
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies may have struck again.Overnight, Toledo police say someone held up the "In and Out" mart on the 1600 block of West Sylvania.Investigators identified the suspect as Jonathan Reed, 39, who is wanted in at least seven other recent robberies.According to a police report, Reed entered the store and brought a small box of candy to the counter.When the clerk rang it up and opened the register, the report states "Reed lunged over the counter and grabbed...
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies may have struck again.Overnight, Toledo police say someone held up the "In and Out" mart on the 1600 block of West Sylvania.Investigators identified the suspect as Jonathan Reed, 39, who is wanted in at least seven other recent robberies.According to a police report, Reed entered the store and brought a small box of candy to the counter.When the clerk rang it up and opened the register, the report states "Reed lunged over the counter and grabbed...
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Hip hop festival a go despite missing headliners

    Hip hop festival a go despite missing headliners

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:23:06 GMT
    A much-anticipated hip-hop concert at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center is still on for Saturday night, despite missing headliners.
    A much-anticipated hip-hop concert at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center is still on for Saturday night, despite missing headliners.
  • Put-in-Bay Police Department under investigation

    Put-in-Bay Police Department under investigation

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:48:50 GMT
    The Put-in-Bay Police Department is under investigation.The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it has received a number of complaints against Put-in-Bay officers. A
    The Put-in-Bay Police Department is under investigation.The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it has received a number of complaints against Put-in-Bay officers. A
  • Entrepreneurial spirit at the Latino Fest

    Entrepreneurial spirit at the Latino Fest

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:55:09 GMT
    The Latino Fest has a strong 20 year tradition on the banks of the Maumee River, celebrating local hispanic culture with great food. You expect to grab tacos, tamales, nachos and rice and beans. And you expect to hear some great music. And Mexicans living in this region can also expect to get some help.
    The Latino Fest has a strong 20 year tradition on the banks of the Maumee River, celebrating local hispanic culture with great food. You expect to grab tacos, tamales, nachos and rice and beans. And you expect to hear some great music. And Mexicans living in this region can also expect to get some help.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!