MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – The identities of the fatal fire victims on Old Dexter Road have been released.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, Harvey Smith Martin, 49, and Jeannette Lynn McDonald Martin, 45, both of Langsville, died in the fire at their residence on Old Dexter Road.

Sheriff Wood said the matter is still being investigated and the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office was back at the scene today continuing to look into the cause. Neighbors reportedly heard an explosion just before fire could be seen coming from the home.

According to Sheriff Wood the fire was reported about 9:17 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2018. Multiple fire departments responded to the scene including Salem, Columbia, Rutland, Pomeroy, Wilkesville and Vinton. Meigs EMS was also on the scene. The Meigs County Coroner was on the scene as well along with the State of Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office.