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UPDATE: Woman Dies after House Fire in Jackson County, W.Va.

By: Jeremy Edwards, Shannon Houser Email
By: Jeremy Edwards, Shannon Houser Email

UPDATE 5/5/14 @ 10:55 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman died Monday after she was badly burned in a house fire in Ravenswood on April 17, according to the State Fire Marshal's office.

Kathy Harding, 56, had been a patient at Cabell Huntington Hospital's burn unit.

Harding was dragged by neighbors from her burning home along Skull Run Road in Ravenswood.

Another woman suffered less serious injuries in the fire.



UPDATE 4/18/14 @ 9:45 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman remained in critical condition Friday night after she was badly burned in a house fire on Thursday.

The woman was dragged by neighbors from her burning home along Skull Run Road in Ravenswood.

The woman's name is not being released, but she remains
in the burn unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital.



UPDATE 4/17/14 @ 1:15 p.m.
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two women have been hurt after a house fire in Jackson County, West Virginia.

Firefighters tell WSAZ.com, the fire broke out just before 9 a.m. on Skull Run Road near Ravenswood.

The fire was contained to the kitchen and living room of the home.

Firefighters say one woman was flown to the hospital with serious burns. The other woman was taken to a hospital in Parkersburg. Her condition isn't being released.

Neighbors say they saw the smoke Thursday morning and went to the home to check on the home owner. They pulled the woman outside, but say she was badly burned.

Jason Baltic with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office says, "We never recommend people go back into a house or go into a house that's on fire, but they were very heroic in what they did do. Fortunately, no one else was injured."

Two cats died in the fire, but neighbors were able to save one.

Investigators tell WSAZ.com, they believe the fire started after one of the women was smoking while using oxygen.

No names have been released.

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UPDATE 4/17/14 @ 10:30 a.m.
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people have been hurt after a house fire in Jackson County.

Firefighters tell WSAZ.com, the fire broke out just before 9 a.m. on Skull Run Road near Ravenswood.

Firefighters say one person was flown to the hospital with serious burns. The other person was taken to a hospital in Parkersburg. Their condition isn't being released.

Firefighters say the home suffered extensive smoke, heat and water damage.

They aren't sure what started it.

The names of the injured are not being released at this time.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 4/17/14 @ 9:30 a.m.
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A person has been flown to the hospital after a house fire in Jackson County.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com, the fire broke out just before 9 a.m. on Skull Run Road near Ravenswood.

No other details about the fire are being released right now.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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