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Man dead in town house fire

Published: May. 4, 2021 at 7:45 PM EDT
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UPDATE 5/4/21 @ 9:30 p.m.

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - More details have been released about a deadly town house fire that claimed a man’s life in the Teays Valley area Tuesday night.

Firefighters say the victim is a man who appears to be in his 60s. Crews managed to pull the victim from inside the residence in the 300 block of Fairway Gardens Drive. They say it appears an oxygen machine was involved with the fire, which was reported at 7:10 p.m.

Investigators say the man was the only one inside the unit at the time. They say damage was comparatively minimal, mostly contained to a floor area. Other units did not appear to have been affected.

It’s not clear if the victim was asleep when the fire started. Investigators said there was smoke showing when they arrived at the scene. They say working smoke detectors were present.

The state Medical Examiner was en route to examine the victim’s body.

Crews from Teays Valley VFD fought the blaze, along with help from the Hurricane VFD. The state Fire Marshal was also on the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – One person has died Friday night in a residential fire in the Teays Valley area of Putnam County, firefighters say.

It was reported after 7 p.m. in the 300 block of Fairway Gardens Drive.

Other details are immediately unavailable, including a possible cause, but we have a crew headed to the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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