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1 dead after overnight fire on Main St. in BG

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -

According to the Fire Chief of the Bowling Green Fire Department one person has died after an overnight fire. Officials say Marshall B. Drake, 52, of Bowling Green, was found unresponsive.

Officials say crews were called to the fire at 127 S. Main Street shortly after 1:00 a.m.

The building has a business downstairs and apartments on the upper floor.  They say the fire was concentrated in apartment area.

Employees we spoke with say Drake was a regular customer.

"Marshall came in here a lot. Everyday. Literally everyday or multiple times a day. I mean, he would just come in just to show up and talk to us sometimes. We all knew him, we were all good friends with him", says Jacob Corall, employee at Qdoba

Fire officials say had they not acted so quickly, the situation could have been much worse.

"If it had ventilated itself it would have been more difficult to put out, but the fire was contained to the room of origin", says Chief Stephen Meredith, Bowling Green Fire Division

State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

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