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Fire Marshals Say Radiant Space Heater Apparently To Blame In Fatal Blaze

Reported: Jan. 28, 2014 7:41 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014 3:19 PM EST
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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Jeff Morris, Leslie Rubin) -- West Virginia state fire marshals said a blaze that killed a woman in the St. Albans area apparently was caused by a radiant space heater.

Shelby Jane Rach, 73, died in the fire after she was trapped in her home Tuesday night in the 100 block of Fairview Drive.




ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Jeff Morris, Leslie Rubin, Katy Brown) -- Eyewitness News has learned the name of the woman who was killed in a house fire in the St. Albans area.

Shelby Jane Rach, 73, died in the fire after she was trapped in her home Tuesday night in the 100 block of Fairview Drive.




ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Kallie Cart) -- One person has been confirmed killed in a house fire in the St. Albans area.

According to crews on scene, an elderly woman was trapped in her home in the 100 block of Fairview Dr. when the fire broke out. Firefighters were not able to rescue her.




ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Kallie Cart) -- Fire fighters are on scene of a house fire in the West Side area of St. Albans.

Metro 911 dispatchers say there was one person confirmed trapped in the house, which had flames and smoke coming from it. No word on the condition of that person.

The fire was reported in the 100 block of Fairview Drive a little after 7 Tuesday night.

Eyewitness News has a crew on scene and will continue to update you on this story as we get more information.



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