5 NEWS UPDATE: Identities of Fire Victims Released
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 04, 2013 @ 2:09PM
Created on October 30, 2013 @ 4:03PM
UPDATE (10/30) 6:15 p.m.:
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office has released the names of the remaining victims of Monday's fire in Elkins.
They said 2-year-old Alanna Chamberlain and 4-year-old Isabella Chamberlain died on Monday at the scene of the fire.
34-year-old Jennifer Chamberlain and 29-year-old Jeff Hyde are still at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh. There's no word on their conditions right now.
29-year-old Alan Chamberlain, 2-year-old Briana Chamberlain, and 11-year-old Catherine Bolgar died on Tuesday at West Penn.
The Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney said right now, they don't suspect the fire was a result of a criminal act.
UPDATE (10/30) 3:15 p.m.:
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office out of Pittsburgh has released the names of three of the fire victims who passed away at West Penn Burn Center.
They have been identified as 29-year-old Alan Chamberlain, 2-year-old Briana Chamberlain and 11-year-old Catherine Bolgar.
A fundraiser has been planned to help the family in their time of need. The event will be a combination cake walk, 50-50 drawing, and auction held at George Ward Elementary School at 6:30 on November 9th. Anyone wishing to donate or help out can call Harvey Taylor at 338-2087. The money will go toward helping with funeral costs.
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office has confirmed that the father of the four children who died after Monday's fire in Elkins, has now died as well.
The mother of those children, and her brother, are both still at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh.
The WV State Fire Marshal's Office has confirmed a fourth child died at West Penn Burn Center. The 11-year-old passed away around 6 p.m. Tuesday. All four reportedly died from smoke inhalation. Three other adults are still in the hospital.
Fire officials have confirmed that a third child has died after a fire at a home in Elkins Monday morning. That child was a twin to another child killed in the fire. They were 2-years-old. A 4-year-old was also killed. Officials said all three died of smoke inhalation.
Four other people who were taken to West Penn Burn center. All of them are still there, but their names and conditions are not known at this time.
Investigators were on scene Tuesday trying to piece together what caused the fire. We do know it started around 4:30 Monday morning on Central Street. Officials said the fire blocked the exits to the home and they only found one smoke detector that did not have batteries in it.
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