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Governor Tomblin: Cigarette May Have Been Cause of Fatal Fire
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on November 04, 2013 @ 10:24AM
Created on November 02, 2013 @ 4:25PM

UPDATE (11/2/13):

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said in a column on Friday that the fatal fire in Elkins on Monday might have been caused by a cigarette.

Investigators haven't released an official cause, but have said they don't suspect foul play.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker released the following statement in regards to the investigation into the fatal fire on Central Street in Elkins on Monday.

"Although the investigation is ongoing, we have not found anything at the present time to indicate that this tragedy was the result of a criminal act. We have utilized all resources at our disposal to investigate this tragic fire and the investigation has benefited from the collaborative efforts of the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Elkins Fire Department, the Elkins Police Department and the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, numerous other agencies have offered assistance and support, including the West Virginia State Police. I am encouraged that all agencies involved have been working diligently and in conjunction with each other to provide the type of investigation that is warranted by such a tragedy. As we continue the investigation, our thoughts are with the surviving family members as they deal with such a painful loss."

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.

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