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One Dead Following House Fire in Mineral County

April 1st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A house fire that broke out just after midnight Thursday on Ash Spring Run Road in Mineral County claimed the life of one person, according to investigators.

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 indicated the victim, an adult male, 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 Rawlings volunteers manned stations for fire crews that were at the scene.

The Mineral County Sheriff's Department, Mineral County medical examiner and West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office also were at the scene.