No Foul Play Suspected in Fire Death

Written by Theresa Rose on June 21, 2016

Washington County Law Enforcement officials have released the name of the person who died in a house fire Sunday.  No foul play is suspected in the death of 22 year old Deshia Matthew of Washington. Three fire departments were called out Sunday morning at about 12:30 to the fire at 116 W. 3rd Street.  The investigation into the fire continues with assistance from the State Fire Marshall’s office.  No cause has been identified. According to the Washington radio station the house was home to four clients of Optimae LifeServices.  two residents and a staff member were in the house at the time of the fire.  The staff member was treated for injuries at the Washington hospital and released.  Optimae is also assisting in the investigation.