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1 Dead After Monongalia County Fire

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MONONGALIA COUNTY -

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal confirmed that Lois McDonald, 54, died Sunday morning in a structure fire in Star City.

Granville, Westover, Star City and Cassville Fire Departments responded to the house on Sherwood Street around 3:45 am.

A neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the house and hearing the smoke detector.

Star City Volunteer Fire Department said that once they arrived on scene the house was completely engulfed in flames.

"We worked on the fire probably for about an hour, an hour and a half. We were actually here until about 8 o'clock probably by the time we left," said Shawn Alt, the Captain of the Star City VFD. "We were just riding around checking if there were any hot spots, make sure there was no flare ups, or rekindles."

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire.