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Fatal house fire in Raleigh County

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A woman is killed in a fire in the early morning hours on Thursday in Raleigh County. A woman is killed in a fire in the early morning hours on Thursday in Raleigh County.

STANAFORD, WV. - One person is dead after a fire in Raleigh County.

Around 12:40 a.m. Thursday firefighters responded to a fire on Ragland Road in Stanaford.  In the course of their investigation, firefighters discovered that a woman was missing from inside the home and began a search. 

"A search began and phone calls were made to try to contact the person with no success. We have confirmed a fatality at this time. We do not suspect anything suspicious," says Assistant Fire Marshal Shawn Alderman

There is no word on what started the fire.

Authorities are withholding the victim's name pending notification of family.

Bradley-Prosperity, Mabscott, Beaver, and Mount Hope firefighters responded. 

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