Name of Fire Victim Released

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Zanesville Fire Department has released the name of the victim in last week’s Woodlawn Avenue fire.

Chief Jeff Bell said that the name of the victim is 29-year-old Cody Allan Waller. Officials are awaiting an autopsy report to determine the exact cause of his death.

Waller’s body was found in the front bedroom of the home at 1034 Woodlawn Avenue Thursday.

Crews were called to the scene around 5:45AM and found the home fully engulfed in flames. Some family members were able to escape the home and the family’s dog was also rescued.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released.

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