UPDATE: State Fire Marshal’s Office releases name of man who died in Lumberport house fire

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UPDATE (8/29/19 11:30 a.m.)

LUMBERPORT, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office has released the name of the man who died in a house fire in Lumberport last Thursday morning.

Officials said when firefighters entered the home they found Robert Winkler dead inside. Officials are still waiting to find out Winkler’s age.

The Fire Marshal’s office is still investigating the cause of the fire.


UPDATE (8/22/19 11:20 a.m.)

LUMBERPORT, W.Va. – 911 officials confirmed that one person is dead following the house fire that occurred on Short Street in Lumberport early Thursday morning.

No further information on this person’s identity has been released at this time.


ORIGINAL (8/22/19 1:33 a.m.)

Multiple fire crews responded to a house fire in Harrison County early Thursday morning, according to 911 officials.

Officials said crews responded to the fire around 1 a.m. on Short Street in Lumberport.

Fire departments from Lumberport, Shinnston, Spelter, Wallace responded to the scene alongside Harrison County EMS.

According to officials, everyone in house was accounted and no transports were made. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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