Bluefield Daily Telegraph
The state fire marshal is investigating a weekend fire that claimed the life of a Mercer County resident.
East River Volunteer Fire Department Chief Nelson Short said an unidentified county resident was pronounced dead at the scene of a residential fire on Old Pisgah Road on Sunday. Short said the identity of the victim was not being released due to the pending investigation of the fire by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s office.
Short said a passerby called in the fire at 2 a.m. on Sunday. The victim of the fire was the only occupant of the residence, Short said.