HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- A sheriff in southwest Ohio says a fire has left a woman dead, and investigators are eyeing an "alternate heat source" as the possible cause.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says emergency crews were called to the residence around 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Jones says deputies who arrived at the scene first were unable to enter the residence because of the fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but they found the resident's body inside. Jones identified her as 40-year-old Angela Tipton.
He says the fire appears to be caused by an alternate heat source, but he did not elaborate.
The state fire marshal's office is investigating.