CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The past week has been a deadly one in West Virginia, as five people have lost their lives in four separate fires.
The first fatality occurred on Nov.29th in the town of Cabins in Grant County. The victim in that fire was a 58-year-old male. WV State Fire Marshal investigators have ruled the fire as undetermined in cause but most likely accidental in nature.
The second and third victims were in Burnsville, Braxton County, also on the 29th. Three structures were involved in that fire, which claimed the lives of a 46-year-old female and a 47-year-old male. The fire was investigated by the WVSFMO and ruled undetermined due to the severe amount of damage to the structures.
The fourth fatality occurred in Wayne County on Nov. 29th, near the Cabell County border. Human remains were found in a minivan that had been involved in a fire. WV State Police and the WVSFMO were involved in the investigation. It has been ruled undetermined in cause due to the severe amount of damage to the vehicle. The victim was a 44-year-old male.
The fifth fatality was in Logan County, on Dec. 3rd, in the town of Bruno. A 41-year-old male was the victim of a house fire there. The fire is undetermined in cause.
All victims were transported to the WV Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and positive identification.