Man, daughter die in house fire

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Firefighters work at the scene of a house fire at 1990 SR 53 early Saturday morning.

McCUTCHENVILLE — A man and his daughter died in a house fire in Wyandot County’s Tymochtee Township early Saturday morning.

At 12:45 a.m., Lisa Stock, 34, reported her house at 1990 SR 53 was on fire, according to Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office.

Lisa got her daughter, Alana Stock, 1, out of the house through a window, and Sgt. Brandon Kromer of Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office got Lisa out through a window.

Lisa’s husband, Shawn Stock, 37, and their other daughter, Avery Stock, 2, still were inside the house, according to the sheriff’s office.

Firefighters found Avery, and Avery, Alana and Lisa were taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

According to the sheriff’s office, Shawn was found in the residence and pronounced dead at the scene, and Avery was pronounced dead at Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

Based on the initial investigation, the cause was believed to have been a wood-burning stove in the home’s basement, according to the sheriff’s office.

Chief Rodney Clinger of Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue said the first engine on scene saw a lot of heavy smoke, and some flames were seen inside.

“Our main concern was rescue when we got there,” he said.

Personnel from McCutchenville Volunteer Fire Department, Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Carey Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Upper Sandusky Fire Department, Wyandot County Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management Agency, NBS Joint Fire District, NBS EMS District, Bascom Joint Fire District, Life Flight, Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, North Central Electric Cooperative and Ohio Department of Transportation assisted.

State Fire Marshal’s Office assisted with the investigation, and Wyandot County American Red Cross assisted at Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

There were no injuries to firefighters.

Seneca and Wyandot counties were under a wind chill advisory at the time of the fire, and the wind chill was nearly 10 degrees below zero.

Clinger said everyone worked through the weather conditions almost flawlessly. When it comes to firefighting, he said, “that’s a huge factor.”

Firefighters did a fantastic job of keeping things from freezing up, Clinger said.

“You need to keep water moving,” he said.

The family is in firefighters’ hearts and prayers, Clinger said.

Funeral arrangements were pending Saturday at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

How to help

Harvest Baptist Temple Church, 1022 S. Main St., Clyde, is accepting donations for the family. Alana is in need of clothes, size 12 months; diapers, sizes 3 or 4; shoes; socks; blankets; and coats. For Lisa, gift cards are needed to help pay for groceries and anything else she and Alana may need. Call (419) 547-8251 to set up a time to drop off donations. Visit www.gofundme.com/

assist-family-loss-due-to-fire to make a monetary donation.

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