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One Of Two Women Injured In Fayette County Fire Dies

Reported: Mar. 24, 2014 5:46 PM EDT
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OAK HILL, W.Va. (Jeff Morris, Mamie Buoy) – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said one of the two females injured in a fire early Sunday morning has died.

Her body will be transferred to the chief medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, according to a news release from the sheriff office. The second victim remains in critical condition.

The fire happened at a home in the 500 block of Gatewood Road, near Oak Hill, about 2 a.m.

Firefighters say they found the women on the floor beside the front door of the home. Both are said to have suffered extensive burns to their upper bodies.

The sheriff’s office said it anticipates releasing the names of the victims later Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Investigators have been able to determine that information provided during the early stages of the investigation was incorrect, and at least one of the victims was known to the occupants of the residence.

Investigators are continuing to follow up on leads and continue to interview witnesses.



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