Media Release W.Va. State Fire Marshals investigate intentionally set fatal fire

5/5/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2019
W.Va. State Fire Marshals investigate intentionally set fatal fire
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire in the Davisville area of Wood County that killed two people and severely injured a juvenile.
 
Investigators with the WVSFMO were called to the scene of a structure fire at single-family home on May 5. An adult male and female were transported from the scene to an area hospital and later died. A child is in serious condition and was transported to a hospital due to smoke inhalation, and their condition is unknown at this time. One other occupant, a female juvenile was home at the time of the fire but did not sustain any injuries.
 
Investigators have determined the fire is incendiary in cause. A juvenile female was taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing, and charges will be determined at a later date.
 
The investigation was led by Deputy State Fire Marshal J.D. Baltic with assistance from the Wood County Sherriff’s Department and responding Wood County Fire Departments. 
 

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