Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

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2-year-old boy killed in West Virginia house fire

SPRING MILLS - West Virginia authorities say a 2-year-old boy was killed in a house fire in Berkeley County. The Journal of Martinsburg reports that the fire in the Spring Mills community spread quickly throughout the house due to windy conditions Thursday.

Bedington volunteer fire chief David Brining says nearly three- fourths of the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Brining says the child who died in the fire will be identified pending an autopsy.

JoAnn St. Onge, a neighbor, says the home was lost quickly after she heard an explosion.

Brining says the cause of the fire is under investigation. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office was on the scene Thursday.

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