UPDATE: Braxton County fire survivors’ names released


UPDATE (1/8/18):

The names of the two survivors from the Braxton County fire that happened on January 4 have been released.

James Veasey and Tina Dillon were the two people that made it out of the fire that claimed three lives.

Among those who perished were Mr. Veasey’s wife and two sons.

Miss Dillon was also the girlfriend of one of Veasey’s sons that died in the blaze.

We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.  


UPDATE (1/5/18):

More information has been released about the fatal house fire in Braxton County Thursday.

According to the West Virginia State Fire Marshall’s Office, the victims were a 58-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man, and a 26-year-old man.

The WVSFMO also says that there was no working smoke alarms in the home, and the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.


UPDATE (1/4/18):

Our crew at the scene reports that three people are confirmed dead and two people are injured after a house fire in Braxton County.

The two individuals injured have been transported to a burn unit in Pennsylvania.

The other two individuals who were originally thought to be in the house have since been accounted for in a different location and were unscathed.


According to the West Virginia State Fire Marshal, crews are investigating a fatal house fire in Braxton County.

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The call came into 911 around 7 a.m. this morning off the 2700 block of Elk River Road.

One person people was killed two others were injured in the fire.

The two injured victims were transported to the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh. 

Officials with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal say that two residents are still unaccounted for, and an additional two people may have also been living inside the home.

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Phone lines are down in the area as crews work to repair them. If anyone has an emergency and is unable to reach 911 operators in the area, they can report to the Frametown Volunteer Fire Department.

The WV National Guard is assisting at the scene by providing warming tents. 

Crews are still battling the blaze, and the cause of the fire has not been released at this time. 

The identities of the victims are unknown.

West Virginia 511 tweeted that Route 4 near Frametown has been closed due to the fire. They are asking travelers to avoid the area.

Our sister station, WOWK 13 News, has a crew on scene.

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