UPDATE: Victim of fatal Raleigh Co. fire identified - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Victim of fatal Raleigh Co. fire identified

Posted:
House fire in Sprague House fire in Sprague
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • McDowell Co. magistrate appears in court

    McDowell Co. magistrate appears in court

    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- A McDowell County magistrate appears in court, charged with altering public documents.Now 3 circuit court judges are deciding whether the charges are valid.A 3-judge panel heard the case Monday after McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox was indicted last month on 2 misdemeanor charges. A man named Kevin Wade claims that Cox altered his personal safety order requests.Wade is now asking that Cox be removed from office, saying that after the magistrate denied the orders, he...More >>
    WELCH, W. Va (WVVA)-- A McDowell County magistrate appears in court, charged with altering public documents.Now 3 circuit court judges are deciding whether the charges are valid.A 3-judge panel heard the case Monday after McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox was indicted last month on 2 misdemeanor charges. A man named Kevin Wade claims that Cox altered his personal safety order requests.Wade is now asking that Cox be removed from office, saying that after the magistrate denied the orders, he...More >>
  • New Housing in Bluefield WV

    New Housing in Bluefield WV

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The construction on Highland Ave in Bluefield, WV is coming to an end. CASE West Virginia and the West Virginia Housing Development Authority have created new low income homes for families. Seven new homes have been rebuilt on Highland Ave, an area that was once an eye sore.CASE Executive Director, Oraetta Hubbard says, "We took an area of the city that really needed a lot of help and have pretty much redone one whole section of it."The funding came from the state. As of rig...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The construction on Highland Ave in Bluefield, WV is coming to an end. CASE West Virginia and the West Virginia Housing Development Authority have created new low income homes for families. Seven new homes have been rebuilt on Highland Ave, an area that was once an eye sore.CASE Executive Director, Oraetta Hubbard says, "We took an area of the city that really needed a lot of help and have pretty much redone one whole section of it."The funding came from the state. As of rig...More >>
  • UPDATE: Another man arrested in connection with Greenbrier Co. drug bust

    UPDATE: Another man arrested in connection with Greenbrier Co. drug bust

    Morris,  JustinMorris, Justin
    RONCEVERTE (WVVA)- Another man is arrested in connection with three people facing felony drug charges out of Ronceverte, WV. However, his charges weren't drug related.Justin Morris, 30, was arrested early Monday morning for felony daytime burglary and petty larceny.Ronceverte Police Chief J.R. Byer Jr. says Morris stole rings and other items from the home of Wanda and Larry Jennings on Friday after the couple was taken to jail.He was found with the rings on him when he was arrested.The Jennin...More >>
    RONCEVERTE (WVVA)- Another man is arrested in connection with three people facing felony drug charges out of Ronceverte, WV. However, his charges weren't drug related.Justin Morris, 30, was arrested early Monday morning for felony daytime burglary and petty larceny.Ronceverte Police Chief J.R. Byer Jr. says Morris stole rings and other items from the home of Wanda and Larry Jennings on Friday after the couple was taken to jail.He was found with the rings on him when he was arrested.The Jennin...More >>

UPDATE: SPRAGUE (WVVA) - The name of a woman killed in a house fire in Raleigh County earlier this week has been identified.

The Chief Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Brenda Sue Foster. Foster died when the home she was living in on Ewart Street in Beckley burned on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Foster was originally from Kanawha County.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing.

 

----

SPRAGUE (WVVA) - One person is dead following an early morning house fire in Raleigh County.

The Beaver Fire Department responded to a house fire call in the community of Sprague around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Crews were on scene for several hours at the house, located near the back entrance of the Exhibition Coal Mine.

Officials confirmed Tuesday morning that one person was dead in the fire.

Neighbor, D.C. Woodson, says the blaze was still strong when he saw it around 2 a.m.  "When I got here, everything was on fire," says Woodson.  "[Firefighters] were watering... It was like, I've never seen something like that."

Woodson also tells WVVA News more people lived in the house. 

"I know there was a man and a woman.  Sometimes there were kids, but I think they just visited," says Woodson.

Assistant State Fire Marshall Shawn Alderman says deadly fires need to be dealt with carefully. 

"We process [the scene] through the scientific method, and sometimes that requires sifting, and you look for very small elements of things," says Alderman.

The West Virginia State Fire Marshals are working in conjunction with the Beaver and Beckley Fire Departments on the clean up and investigation.  Alderman adds, when uncovering clues, speed is not their main concern.

"We don't get in a hurry.  We're not paid to get in a hurry.  We're paid to do it right," says Alderman. 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.