UPDATE: Fund Set Up to Pay for Fire Victim's Funeral

By: Anna Baxter, Amanda Barren Email
By: Anna Baxter, Amanda Barren Email

UPDATE 8/22/14 @ 8:25 p.m.
COTTAGEVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fund has been set up to help cover funeral expenses for a woman killed in a fire in Jackson County, West Virginia.

Kimberly Moore died Wednesday when her home caught fire in Cottageville. It's believed the fire started in the kitchen.

Her friends and family say she was a "warmhearted, kind, beautiful person and would have given the shirt off her back to anyone who needed it."

Kimberly, who was 50 years old, did not have any life insurance and her family is struggling to pay her funereal expenses.

Friends have set up a go-fund-me page if you would like to contribute.

Click on the link below for more information.



UPDATE 8/21/14 @ 9 a.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia State Fire Marshal has confirmed the name of the woman who died in a fire in Jackson County, W.Va.

A firefighter noticed the fire at the trailer along Aster Road about 5:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The Fire Marshal's Office says Kimberly Lynn Moore, 50, was the victim of the fire in Cottageville. Investigators say the fire was accidental and appears to be cooking related.

Crews found Moore in a hallway near the living room.



UPDATE 8/20/14 @ 5:15 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Investigators say the fire that killed a woman in Jackson County on Wednesday morning started from a stove in the kitchen.

A firefighter noticed the fire at the trailer along Aster Road about 5:15 a.m.

Crews found the middle-aged woman in a hallway near the living room. Neighbors tell WSAZ.com her name was Kim Moore.

Moore was the only person in the trailer at the time of the fire. Neighbors say her husband was out of town on business.

The trailer was about 50 percent engulfed by the time crews arrived at the scene. They were able to get the fire out quickly.

There were no smoke detectors found at the scene, and crews said they didn't hear any when they arrived.

"Any time, with fires, seconds can mean lives," said Assistant State Fire Marshal Jason Baltic. "If you have just a couple of seconds or a couple of minutes, that can get you out of the house. And the smoke detectors will sense that fire and alert you, whether you're asleep or you're awake."

Investigators aren't sure if Moore was cooking at the time the fire broke out or if the stove had been left on.

According to their landlord, Kim and her husband had moved into the trailer about a year ago.



UPDATE 8/20/14 @ 12:30 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It appears a fire that killed a woman in Jackson County, W.Va. started in the kitchen.

The State Fire Marshal's Office tells WSAZ.com that the fire was reported at 5:14 a.m. on Aster Road, near Cottageville.

The State Fire Marshal says the fire was caused by something cooking in the kitchen.

Crews say when they got on scene, the home was 50 percent engulfed.

They say the woman was found in the hallway, near the living room.

They tell WSAZ.com they have not been able to find any smoke detectors at this time.

The woman was the only person in the home. Her husband was out of town on business, according to crews at the scene.

We have a crew at the scene.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.



UPDATE 8/20/14 @ 10:30 a.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman is dead after a fire at a home in Jackson County, West Virginia, according to investigators.

The State Fire Marshal's Office tells WSAZ.com that the fire was reported at 5:14 a.m. on Aster Road, near Cottageville.

Crews say when they got on scene, the home was 50 percent engulfed.

They say the woman was found in the hallway, near the living room.

Investigators say it appears the fire started in the front of the home.

They tell WSAZ.com they have not been able to find any smoke detectors at this time.

The woman was the only person in the home. Her husband was out of town on business, according to crews at the scene.

We have a crew at the scene.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.



ORIGINAL STORY 8/20/14 @ 8:20 a.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Investigators are on the scene of a fatal fire in Jackson County, W.Va.

The fire was reported at 5:14 a.m. near Cottageville.

Investigators say one person was killed in the fire. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office is on the scene.

No other information is being released at this time.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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