It’s been a year and a half since Hamilton Firefighter Patrick Wolterman died battling a fire a few days after Christmas.
It was 2:16 a.m. when an online notification system alerted Ohio Fire Marshal Chief Josh Hobbs was alerted to the fire. This was about an hour after firefighters in Hamilton called for help when Wolterman fell through the home's floor.
He died of smoke inhalation.
Fire Marshal Investigator Robert Dunn was dispatched. A Hamilton investigator told him on his way to the scene there was evidence of criminal activity.