Man killed in Ohioville house fire

A devastating fire in Ohioville Borough, Beaver County Monday night gutted a home and claimed a man’s life.

“It was coming out the front window, the front door, the side and the rear window, and the rear door in the back where the kitchen is,” said Chief Clarence Dawson with the Ohioville Volunteer Fire Department.

According to Dawson, two people were in the Ridgemont Drive home when flames broke out around 5:15 p.m.

A woman was able to escape, but her father was not.

The victim has been identified as Raymond Jankowski, 50.

Firefighters found his body “in the hallway from the living room into the back bedroom,” Dawson said.

It’s still unclear what caused the fire and where in the home it started.

Four departments responded to the scene.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze without any complications or injuries to first responders.

“We brought in three tankers for water because it’s a rural area. We don’t have any water out here,” Dawson explained.

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