Update: Identities of three Elkins house fire victims released
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office has confirmed the identities of three of the five people who died in an Elkins house fire. Assistant state fire marshal Mark Lambert says 29-year-old Alan Chamberlain died Tuesday night at the West Penn Burn Center in Pennsylvania. His 2-year-old daughter Brianna Chamberlain and her half-sister, 11-year-old Catherine Bolgar, also died there Tuesday. Brianna's twin and a 4-year-old sister died at an Elkins hospital. The children's mother and an adult male who was also present when the fire began remain at the burn center. Lambert says investigators have finished working at the scene but have not yet revealed the cause of the fire. Elkins Fire Chief Tom Meader (MEE'-dur) says the fire blocked the house's main exits. The only smoke detector didn't have batteries.