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Fatal Fire Ruled Accidental

April 1st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A fatal house fire has been ruled accidental. State fire investigators reported a 73-year-old man was killed in the blaze just after midnight Thursday on Ash Spring Run Road in Mineral County. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office has not yet identified the cause.

First-arriving New Creek volunteer firefighters reported a "fully-involved fire" in the single-story home when they arrived about 12:30 a.m.

Initial reports from the scene, located just off U.S. Route 50, indicated the male victim exited the home but went back into the burning structure prior to the arrival of first-responders.

Firefighters from New Creek, Keyser, Burlington, Elk Garden, Fountain and Westernport responded. Kitzmiller, Barton and Bowling Green volunteers manned stations for fire crews that were at the scene.

The Mineral County Sheriff's Department and Mineral County medical examiner also responded.