Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 23, 2012

UPDATE: Second victim confirmed in fatal McDowell County blaze

WELCH —  Authorities in McDowell County confirmed this morning that two people died in a house fire in the Newhall community.

The West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the blaze.

Firefighters were dispatched to a Newhall residence approximately 6 p.m. Monday, according to a dispatcher with McDowell County 911.

Chief Deputy Mark Shelton of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department said this morning that two residents of the home, “a male and a female,” died in the blaze. The victims’ names were not being released at this time. The fire’s cause is now under investigation.

For more about the investigation into the fire and its aftermath, read Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph or visit


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