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Mother Whose Husband, Four Children Died In Elkins Fire Passes Away

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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 12, 2013 10:38 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 12, 2013 12:35 PM EST

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Elkins, Randolph , West Virginia

The mother of four children who died from injuries in an Elkins fire has passed way at the West Penn Burn Center, the state Fire Marshal's Office said.

Jennifer Chamberlain, 34, died Tuesday morning, state fire marshals said. Chamberlain's four children and her husband, Alan Chamberlain, 29, died from injuries suffered in the Oct. 28 fire.




A man injured in a fire that killed five family members in Elkins has been released from the hospital.

West Penn Hospital spokeswoman Stephanie Waite and Karen Hyde told media outlets that Jeff Hyde was released from West Penn Burn Center in Pennsylvania on Monday. Karen Hyde is Jeff Hyde's mother.

Waite and Karen Hyde said Jeff Hyde's sister, Jennifer Chamberlain, remains at the burn center in critical condition.

Chamberlain's four children and her husband, Alan Chamberlain, 29, died from injuries suffered in the fire.

The fire occurred Oct. 28.

The state Fire Marshal's Office has said the fire began in a couch on a side porch. The cause hasn't been determined but the Fire Marshal's Office has said there's no evidence the fire was intentionally set.

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