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Overwhelming response for victims of Marlinton Fire

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Firefighter Cody Sharp during the fire in Marlinton.  Photo Courtesy: Millie Kinnison Firefighter Cody Sharp during the fire in Marlinton. Photo Courtesy: Millie Kinnison

The fire in downtown Marlinton has provoked an enormous outpouring of help from communities across southern West Virginia.

A release from the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office said that donations of clothing and other needed items has been overwhelming.  The citizens of Marlinton are now asking for material donations to stop until further notice.  This is so that the families can get organized in their new dwellings.

The families are requesting that people who want to donate money think about the local fire departments.  Some of those departments had equipment damaged while they were fighting the fire.

If people want to donate to the fire department, they should send a check to Marlinton Fire at the Pendleton Community Bank at:

PO BOX 87
MARLINTON, WV  24954