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Three People Dead After Fire In Calhoun County

Reported: Mar. 30, 2014 11:35 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 30, 2014 9:49 PM EDT
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GRANTSVILLE, W.Va. (Dave Benton) -- Three people were killed Saturday night, after fire ripped through their home in Calhoun County.

The home on Leading Creek Road in Grantsville caught fire at about 10 p.m.

Investigators said a 90-year-old woman, her 60-year-old son and 40-year-old disabled granddaughter died from their injuries.

Ernest Lamp, a neighbor who said he was close to family, said he tried to get into the home to save them, but the fire and smoke were too intense.

"The fire shot 10 to 15 to 20 feet tall,” Lamp said. “No way I could get in. I tried to, jerked the four-wheeler off the back porch and tried to get into the boy's room, but couldn't get in - too much smoke and stuff, smothering us too bad."

It took fire crews nearly 60,000 gallons of water to put out the flames, and they were on scene for several hours.

West Virginia fire marshals are investigating, but said the fire could have started from a space heater in the 90-year-old woman's bedroom. The victim's names were not being released, as of Sunday night.




GRANTSVILLE, W.Va. (Mamie Buoy, Katy Brown, Shelby Spradling) - We now know the ages of three people who died in a fire in Calhoun County Saturday night.

The fire happened at a house on Leading Creek Road, in Grantsville, around 9:00 p.m..

Fire investigators say a 90-year-old woman, her 60-year-old son and her 40-year-old disabled grand-daughter died from their injuries. Their names have not been released.

West Virginia State Fire Marshals are investigating, but we are told the fire could have started from a space heater in the 90-year-old woman's bedroom.

It took fire crews nearly 60,000 gallons of water to put out the flames. They were on the scene of the fire until Sunday morning.

We have a crew working on this story. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for more information.





GRANTSVILLE, W.Va. (Mamie Buoy, Katy Brown) West Virginia State Fire Marshals say multiple people have died after a fire in Calhoun County.

The fire happened at a house on Leading Creek Road in Grantsville around 9:00 p.m. Saturday night.

At this time, it unclear what caused the fire. Investigators are headed to the scene.

The names of victims have not been released.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for more information.



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