Chassidy Broadstone Death – A teenager who died in a fire Thursday morning in Warren will get an autopsy on Friday morning. At around two in the morning, a fire broke out in the residence on Nevada Avenue, and Chassidy Broadstone, 16, was one of the three sisters inside. The other two sisters were rescued and transferred to other hospitals for medical attention. A fire claimed Broadstone’s life. “The fire was coming out of the roof of the house and out the windows,” said Terrence Jennings, who witnessed the fire.
Broadstone’s body was discovered in a second-floor restroom, according to Chief Ken Nussle. “I do know that the occupants were not able to escape out the first floor because the stairwell was totally incinerated, so they had no choice but to exit from a second-floor window,” he said. In their conversation with the 911 operator, one of the sisters suggested a potential site of origin. Arson is the cause of the fire. ATF, the Warren Fire and Police Departments, the Fire & Explosion Investigation Bureau, and the Trumbull County Medical Examiner’s Office are all participating in the investigation.
“That’s why we have the investigators sifting through all the rubble and talking with neighbors,” Nussle said. Broadstone attended Warren G. Harding High School as a junior. On Thursday, district officials released remarks regarding her terrible passing. “The Warren City School District community extends our sincere condolences to the family, friends and classmates of one of our students, Chassidy Broadstone, who lost her life early Thursday morning in a tragic and fatal house fire. It is a sad day for the entire WCS community,” said Superintendent Steve Chiaro. Principal Sandra Williams commented, “The Warren G. Harding family was saddened to learn about Chassidy’s tragic passing.”
“Chassidy was an outgoing and well-spoken young woman. She was a devoted friend and fiercely guarded her family, friends, and peers. She aspired to own her own company. Chassidy spent time working with other students in her classes who struggled with their content, and she was especially strong in math. Chassidy’s brightness, sense of humor, and presence will be much missed by many members of the WGH staff and students. The Warren City Schools and WGH Crisis Response Team will offer grief counseling to students and staff throughout the day on Friday, January 20, and afterward, as necessary.
For information resulting in an arrest and conviction in the arson, a $5,000 prize has been offered. Contact number for anyone with information is 800-598-2728.
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