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*Update* Man found deceased after his home is destroyed by fire

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The body of Hugh Reis, age 65 was discovered approximately 2:15 Monday afternoon in a crawl space between rubble of the collapsed kitchen. The body of Hugh Reis, age 65 was discovered approximately 2:15 Monday afternoon in a crawl space between rubble of the collapsed kitchen.

Update:

According to a press release, the man has been found deceased in the home.

From: Hardin County Sheriff's Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The search for the missing person believed to have been entrapped in his burning home at 0529 CR 80 has concluded with the discovery of his body in the badly burned structure. The body of Hugh Reis, age 65 was discovered approximately 2:15 Monday afternoon in a crawl space between rubble of the collapsed kitchen. 

Hardin County 911 Dispatch received a report at 4:21pm Sunday of a fire and possible entrapment at the Alger address. Mr. Reis was the only person known to be home at the time.

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office, the Hardin County Fire and Explosion Investigation Team along with Ohio BCI&I are assisting the Alger Fire Department. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and continues under investigation.

In addition to the number of fire and EMS unites identified earlier, the investigation has also been aided by The Hardin County Crime Task Force, Ohio Highway Patrol aircraft, Hardin County Coroner's Office, Hardin County Sheriff's Volunteers in Police Service and Osborn's Towing.

Original Story:

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing man whose house was destroyed by a fire.

According to the sheriff's office, Alger fire crews were called out 532 County Road 80, just before 5 p.m. Sunday night. People saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the home and told fire crews that a person may have been trapped in the home, but during the investigation following the fire, no one has been found. Detectives are trying to locate homeowner Hugh Reis. He was the only person believed to be in the house at the time of the fire, but his whereabouts are unknown.  

If you have any information about the fire or Reis' location you have been asked to contact the Hardin County detectives at 419-673-1268.

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