Authorities in a southwest Ohio city say a house fire that resulted in a firefighter's death has been ruled arson.
Hamilton officials said Monday that the Dec. 28 death of 28-year-old Patrick Wolterman is now being investigated as a homicide. They declined immediately to discuss more details but urged the public to offer any information that could help their investigation.
Wolterman entered the smoke-filled home and died soon after falling through a floor into a basement. Firefighters learned later that the couple who lived there was away on vacation.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 5 Office is investigating the killing of nearly 6,000 fish in a stream located near the R.D Holder Company.

Last week, the Holder Company was the site of a huge oil explosion and fire that required several emergency crews from the area to respond.

The Dept. of Natural Resources says nearly 6,000 fish and amphibians were killed in a stream by Donnels Creek which is located behind the Holder Company.