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1 person dies in Beckley house fire


BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia authorities say one person was killed in a weekend house fire in Beckley.

The Register-Herald (bit.ly/1WnE0KO) reports the cause of the Sunday morning blaze is under investigation by the state Fire Marshal's Office.

The identity of the victim has not been released. Officials say the body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Charleston for an autopsy.

When firefighters arrived at the two-story house Sunday morning, they tried entering the front of the house, but it was blocked. They entered through the basement. Fire crews from Beckley worked for several hours to extinguish the blaze.

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