Three die in Harpster fire

HARPSTER (AP) – Authorities in north-central Ohio say three people have died after a fire swept through two upstairs apartments.

The fire early this morning happened in the village of Harpster. That’s near Upper Sandusky and about midway between Toledo and Columbus.

The fire broke out in what’s known as the General Store building across from the township’s volunteer fire department.

Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office says several people were able to escape from the upstairs apartments.

Ten fire departments responded to the fire.