Helena woman dies in house fire

A Helena woman is dead after a fire swept through her home early this morning. Two other occupants were able to escape from the home located at 519 Church Street in the Sandusky County village. The state fire marshall and the Sandusky County Sheriff are witholding the woman's identification pending an investigation.

A call for help came to the Helena Fire came from a neighbor at about 2:15 Thursday morning. The Helena Fire Department responded and received mutual aid from four other fire departments.

The fire remains under investigation. According to the State Fire Marshal, there were working smoke detectors in the home.