Created on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in southwest Ohio say response times were appropriate for crews responding to a house fire last week that claimed four lives.
The Kettering Fire Department said the first crew arrived at the burning home less than 5 minutes after it was dispatched.
Six minutes and 39 seconds elapsed from the 911 call to the crew's arrival at the fully engulfed home Thursday, according to the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1fmfpkI). The call came in at 3:50 a.m.
National and state fire officials consider that an appropriate response time to structure fires is between 5 and 6 minutes.
The fire caused the death of four family members: Alicia Mobley, her two sons Shaun Mobley Jr. and Jacob Mobley, and her father Forrest Carroll. Funeral services are planned for Thursday.