a 16 year old Linesville teenager is dead after fire ripped through his Airport Road home early this morning. It happened at 14948 Airport Road just after 1 am.
16 year old Zachary Baker was pronounced dead at the scene. Heather Baker woke up after smelling smoke. She and her husband Ray were able to grab their 9 month old sons and yelled for their other boys, 10 and 13 years old to get out of the house.
They all made it outside but Zachary did not. Ray attempted to reach his son by punching out windows with his hands but the smoke and fire was too much and he was driven back from the house.
A total of 10 fire companies responded. At this point the fire is under investigation but a faulty baseboard heater may be the cause.