Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

May 5, 2014

No smoke detectors at scene of fatal Logan fire

LOGAN — A fire official says firefighters didn’t find any smoke detectors at the scene of a fatal blaze in Logan County.

Logan Fire Chief Scott Beckett says a woman in her 50s died Sunday morning after the fire broke out at her mobile home in the Logan area.

Beckett tells media outlets that the victim used a walker. He says a smoke detector might have alerted her in time to escape the fire.

The victim hasn’t been identified. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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