Marysville News

Fatal Marysville fire ruled arson

Investigators have determined that arson was the cause of a Jan. 17 fatal house fire, and that the woman who died in the fire was responsible.

According to a news release issued by the city Tuesday morning, the Marysville Division of Fire and the Marysville Division of Police investigated the blaze. “Investigators have concluded that Ms. Jennifer Pummell intentionally set the fire in the living room that eventually spread throughout the house,” the release stated.

Pummell, who used her maiden name of Jennifer Fuller, died Jan. 27 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She was 38.

She called 911 shortly after 1 p.m. Jan. 17 and said she was trapped in the back of her house, 712 W. Fifth St.

Firefighters found her unconscious. She was taken to Memorial Hospital of Union County, then transferred to Ohio State.