UPDATE: 66-year-old man dies from Raleigh County house fire

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MOUNT TABOR, WV (WVNS) — 12/15/2020 10:15 a.m. UPDATE: A house fire in Raleigh County turned tragic, as confirmed by investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office.

According to Chief Investigator and Deputy Fire Marshal, Jason Baltic, a 66-year-old man died from Monday morning’s house fire on Gunter Road in Mount Tabor. The victim’s identity was not released.

Five different fire departments were on scene throughout the day.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined, but Baltic said “it will more than likely stay that way.”


MOUNT TABOR, WV (WVNS) — 12/14/2020 8:17 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: Firefighters from five different departments are responding to a house fire in Raleigh County.

Dispatchers received the call at 7:11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 for a house fire on Gunter Road in Mount Tabor. No injuries or road closures were reported as a result.

Firefighters from Mabscott, Coal City, Sophia Area, Beaver, and Bradley-Prosperity responded. As of 8:10 a.m., they are still on scene.

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