UPDATE (12/28/2021 3:44 p.m.):

ELKINS, W.Va. — One person has been reported dead and another reported as injured in a fire in Elkins on Monday night.

According to a statement sent out by Elkins Fire Department Chief Steve Himes, the fire was reported at a home on West Central Street in Elkins at 11 p.m. Monday.

Responders arrived on scene “within 4 minutes of the initial 911 call,” and 27 firefighters, including those from the Beverly Fire Department, as well as officers with the Elkins Police Department and Randolph County EMS responded to the incident, according to Himes.

The fire “appear[s] to have been started intentionally,” and resulted in one fatality as well as one other individual being transported to Davis Medical Central for non-fire related injuries, Himes stated.

As of now, the fire department is awaiting official identification of the deceased as well as a cause of death for said individual, according to Himes; the fire resulted in $85,000 worth of damage.


ORIGINAL (12/28/2021 12:18 a.m.):

ELKINS, W.Va. – A fire broke out late Monday at an apartment complex in Elkins.

According to Randolph County 911, the fire was reported at about 11 p.m. on West Central Street.

There is no word at this time on the extent of damage to the apartment complex or if there were any injuries in the incident.

According to 911, fire departments from Elkins and Beverly were on scene, along with the Elkins Police Department, West Virginia State Police, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Randolph County EMS.

There is no word on the fire’s cause.