Name released in connection with apartment fire investigation
UPDATE 1/23/23 @ 6:20 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The name of a woman whose body was found after an apartment fire Sunday night in West Huntington has been released.
Patricia Preston, 55, is identified as the victim, according to the Huntington Police Department.
The fire was reported just after 8 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Washington Avenue.
Preston’s body was taken to the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office to investigate the cause of death.
Investigators say the fire didn’t spread to other units and “ultimately burned itself out.” They also say nothing suspicious has been found at this time.
“It’s awful to hear a tragedy like that in our neighborhood,” neighbor William Lynch said. “Everybody that was involved with her, I’m hurting for them.”
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ORIGINAL STORY 1/22/23
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - One person is dead following a structure fire, according to the Huntington Fire Chief.
Huntington Fire Chief Greg Fuller said a female died in the fire.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
The fire was reported in the 500 block of Washington Avenue around 8 p.m. Sunday.
Firefighters say the fire has been contained.
Huntington Fire Department, Huntington Police Department, and Cabell County EMS are on the scene.
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