EFD Statement About Central St. Fire

Statement from EFD Chief Steve Himes:

Elkins Fire Department responded around 11 p.m. Monday night to a fire in a home on West Central Street in Elkins.

The fire, which appeared to have been started intentionally, resulted in one fatality. Another person was transported to Davis Medical Center with non-fire-related injuries. The Office of the State Fire Marshal has completed its on-scene investigation. We are awaiting official identification of the decedent and cause of death.

The first EFD units were on the scene within four minutes of the initial 911 call. Including personnel from Beverly Fire Department, 27 firefighters responded to this incident. Elkins Police Department and Randolph County EMS also assisted on scene.

The fire is estimated to have caused about $85,000 in damage.

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