Media Release: Investigators seeking further information in Clay County fatal fire

3/7/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2018
 
Investigators seeking further information in Clay County fatal fire
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Investigators say two people have died from a March 5 house fire in Clay County, after recovering human remains and a woman succumbing to the extensive burns she suffered.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed to the State Fire Marshal on Thursday that the remains were human, after investigators searched the fire scene with cadaver dogs the previous day. They are believed to be of a 73-year-old man. The other victim, a 60-year-old woman, had been taken to Cabell Huntington Burn Center and died there on March 6.
 
Five individuals were believed inside the Glen residence when the fire started. Two males, ages 23 and 27, were able to escape the blaze. Several animals were lost in this fire as well.
 
The three-story home was in a very rural area with no water source, causing extensive damage. The cause of this fire has been ruled undetermined and is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Arson Hotline at 1-800-233-FIRE.
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