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Fatal fire claims 4 family members, service dog, in Lawrence County

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch fpace@herald-dispatch.comMay 24, 2019

IRONTON, Ohio — Two adults, two children and a service dog were killed in a house fire early Friday morning along Township Road 336 in Perry Township, which is northeast of Ironton in Lawrence County.

The bodies of Greg Taylor Sr., 54, who was wheelchair-bound, and his wife Amreh Taylor, 52, were found in the bedroom of their Perry Township residence, according to Lawrence County Coroner Dr. Ben Mack.

Mack said the couple had been caring for their step-grandchildren Zell Bias, 8, and Gemma Bias, 4, who were discovered dead still in bed in a separate bedroom.

The body of the Taylors’ service animal canine was also discovered and appeared to have been attempting to alert the couple, Mack added.

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