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UPDATE: Man Dies in Fire; Two Homes Destroyed

By: Cathleen Moxley, Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Cathleen Moxley, Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 6/4/13 @ 6 p.m.
BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A family is coping not only with the loss of two homes, but also the life of a loved one.

Investigators say the early-morning fire started in a house along Runnion Ridge Road and spread to the trailer next door.

Police say the two families are related.

Sheriff's deputies say the body of a 42-year-old man was found in a bedroom -- near where the fire started.

Because the home is in a remote area, it took crews a while to get there. When they arrived, both homes were destroyed and the man was dead.

"It hits home, especially when you have a family of your own,” Deputy David Propst said. “Whenever tragedy strikes, you feel for the families."

That man’s body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire. However, investigators say the damage is so severe they may never know exactly what happened.



UPDATE 6/4/13 @ 11:30 a.m.
BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man died in a fire that damaged a house and a mobile home.

It started early Tuesday morning on Runnion Ridge Road in the Duck area of Braxton County.

Firefighters tell WSAZ.com that the fire started in the house, then spread to the mobile home.

A man was found dead in the bedroom of the house.

Two others in the house and four people in the mobile home were able to make it out safely.

So far no word on what started the fire.

Several investigators from the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office are on the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 6/4/13 @9:30 a.m.
BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Crews are on the scene of a fatal fire in Braxton County.

The fire happened early Tuesday morning on Runnion Ridge Road in the Duck area of Braxton County.

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office says they have investigators on the way to the scene.

No other details are being released.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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