An elderly woman was found dead inside a burning house in East Dailey Friday evening, however, authorities do not believe her cause of death to be suspicious.
A group of neighbors and relatives gathered outside the home while members of the Tygart Valley, Huttonsville/Mill Creek and Beverly volunteer fire departments battled the blaze for more than an hour. EMT's could be seen providing medical treatment to a woman who fell to the ground crying after being told about the fatality.
West Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Wince is handling the investigation and said he would not release the woman's name until all family members have been notified.
FATAL FIRE — Members of the Tygart Valley, Huttonsville/Mill Creek and Beverly fire departments battled a blaze at an East Dailey residence for more than an hour Friday evening. An elderly woman was found dead inside the home but the cause of death remains under investigation by the West Virginia State Police. The home was determined to be a total loss, according to police on the scene. (CU and The Inter-Mountain/Ben Simmons) ç The Inter-Mountain, all rights reserved.
Wince said the home is also believed to be a total loss.
Members of the Randolph County Emergency Medical Services Squad were at the scene and the Elkins Volunteer Fire Department was called to bring water and provide additional support.
Wince said the State Fire Marshall would be notified to determine the cause of the fire and the body would be sent for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
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