4 dead in Lawrence County house fire
PERRY, Ohio — Two adults, two children and a service dog were killed in a house fire early Friday morning along Township Road 336 in Perry, which is northeast of Ironton in Lawrence County.
The bodies of Greg Taylor Sr., 54, who used a wheelchair, 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 stepgrandchildren Zell Bias, 8, and Gemma Bias, 4, who were discovered dead still in bed in a separate bedroom.
The body of the Taylors’ service canine also was discovered and appeared to have been attempting to alert the couple, Mack added.