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5 NEWS UPDATE: Names Released of Victims in Marion County Fire
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 05, 2012 @ 11:27PM
Created on February 03, 2012 @ 11:09PM
Fire Officials have released the names of the two people killed in a fire in Marion County on Friday.
They say 78 year-old Lyndell Harvery and 74 year-old Gladys Harvey were trapped inside their home on Fairview Street when it caught on fire Friday night around 9:30.
They say Lyndell was confined to his bed or wheelchair, and Gladys tried to get him out of the home, when firefighters think his oxygen tank exploded.
No cause has been determined yet, but the State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.
Stay tuned to 5 News for the latest.
Crews were back on the scene at the home on Fairview Street on Saturday morning.
They say the fire rekindled around 6:00 a.m. Firefighters were on scene for about two hours.
Two people lost their lives in a fire on Friday night in Mannington.
Firefighters were called to the home on Fairview Street around 9:30 p.m.
The flames apparently started in the kitchen of the couple's two-story home. The man was confined to bed or wheelchair, and the woman tried to get him out of the home when firefighters think his oxygen tank exploded.
When crews got to the home, it was completely engulfed. The fire spread to another house, and an apartment on top of a garage.
At least two firemen were treated for smoke inhalation. Crews also battled downed power lines as a result of the fire.
The State Fire Marshal's Office was notified and were expected to be on scene around 2 or 3:00 a.m. to figure out exactly what happened.
Crews from Wetzel County were called in to assist Mannington, Farmington and Worthington Fire Departments.
Officials say a fire claimed the lives of an elderly man and woman at a house in Mannington. Firefighters were called out the home on Fairview Street around 9:30 Friday night.
Some surrounding streets in that area are shut down.
We have a reporter on the scene, and we'll bring you more details as they become available.

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