UPDATE: Investigators release identity of woman’s body found outside of burned home

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WILLIAMSBURG, WV (WVNS) — 12/11/2020 11:40 a.m. UPDATE: Investigators released the identity of the woman whose body was found outside the Williamsburg home that burned down Tuesday afternoon.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan confirmed it was of Oreanna Antionette Myers, 25, of Williamsburg. Investigators said she was the biological mother of three of the five children who also perished in the fire.

Detectives also released the ages of the children. They were 7, 6, 4, 3 and 1 years old.

Further details, including the exact cause of the fire, are still unknown at this time.


WILLIAMSBURG, WV (WVNS) — 12/10/2020 4:00 a.m. UPDATE: Investigators are back at the scene of a fatal house fire in Greenbrier County looking for another possible victim.

Investigators believed they found the sixth victim Wednesday, Dec. 10. However, Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan, told 59News the State Medical Examiner’s Office was not sure the remains found Wednesday belonged to the last suspected victim. Investigators are now searching through the debris to make sure there are no other remains.

Initially, four children were found inside the home in Williamsburg. A woman was found outside.

Sloan said they are still waiting for the results from the State Medical Examiner’s Office to release more information.


WILLIAMSBURG, WV (WVNS) — 12/9/2020 5:00 p.m. UPDATE: The death toll climbs following a fatal house fire in Greenbrier County.

After searching for more than 24 hours, first responders told 59News they found a sixth victim. Investigators said five children were found inside the home, a woman was found outside.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan said this is still an open investigation, no further details are being released at this time.


WILLIAMSBURG, WV (WVNS) — 12/9/2020 10:50 a.m. UPDATE: Investigators are releasing further details on Tuesday’s fatal house fire.

Greenbrier County Sheriff’s deputies, West Virginia State troopers, Fairlea Ambulance Service, and firefighters from nine different departments responded to the home on Flynn’s Creek Road near Williamsburg Tuesday afternoon.

West Virginia State Fire Marshals are further investigating the cause of the fire, which totally destroyed the home.

Investigators confirmed the bodies of four victims were found and brought out from the home and a fifth was located outside. Deputies said crews are searching for a possible sixth victim. The bodies were taken to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s office.

Investigators determined a timeline of events, but are waiting for further evidence. More details will will be released, depending on confirmation from the state medical examiner.

Stick with 59News as this story continues to develop.


WILLIAMSBURG, WV (WVNS) — 12/9/2020 8:20 a.m. UPDATE: A Greenbrier County house fire with injuries turned tragic, with three area students losing their lives.

Administrators with Greenbrier County Schools confirmed three Frankford Elementary students died from Tuesday’s fire in Williamsburg.

In an email to parents obtained by 59News, Frankford Elementary Principal Linda King said “our entire school family is affected by this news.” She encouraged parents to contact teachers, counselors, and administrators regarding any concerns over their child’s reaction to this loss.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan said investigators are still reaching out to the families of these victims. We are not releasing their names at this time.

Stick with 59News as this story continues to develop.


WILLIAMSBURG, WV (WVNS) — 12/8/2020 7:43 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: First responders are on scene of a house fire in Greenbrier County.

911 dispatchers told 59News the call came in around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 2020 for a fire on Flynns Creek Road in Williamsburg.

Dispatchers confirmed there are injuries, but the extent of those injuries, or how many people need medical attention is unknown at this time.

Fire departments from Tri-County, Williamsburg, Clintonville, Frankford, and Fairlea are on scene. West Virginia State Troopers as well as the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department are at the home as well. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is being called in to investigate.

Dispatchers advise people to avoid the area as first responders work to get the investigation started.

Stick with 59News as we continue to follow this developing story.

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