I saw this story on the news this morning.
I grew up in this town.
I know this guy. I used with him a long time ago.
My heart breaks for those 2 kids, the family.
But him…..He will have someone else to answer to.
GREENFIELD, Ohio —Two young boys died in a house fire early Sunday, and the boys’ father is behind bars on child-endangerment charges while the Division of State Fire Marshal continues to investigate.
NBC 4’s Tom Brockman reported with the FAST FACTS
The fatal fire started early Sunday morning at a one-story duplex on Lafayette Street in the town of Greenfield in Highland County.
The unit was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived at 150 A Lafayette St.at about 12:30 a.m.
Four-year-old Thomas Coonrod and 3-year-old Stephen Coonrod were killed in the house fire, according to authorities.
Firefighters pulled the children from the house fire, and police rushed the children to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Sunday was Thomas’ fourth birthday.
Preliminary reports indicated both children died of smoke inhalation, according to the Greenfield police chief.
Investigators are awaiting additional information from the Montgomery County coroner’s office where autopsies will be performed.
Wesley Coonrod, the boys’ father, remains in the Highland County jail Monday and is facing two felony counts of child endangerment.
Coonrod was arrested late Sunday because authorities said he was intoxicated and unfit to care for children when fire crews arrived on the scene of the fire, according to the Greenfield police chief.
RIP….Thomas and Stephen.