Update: Senior Airman Logan Young was fatally injured in a fire ruled as arson, police offering reward for information
MARTINSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) -
Updated Story (12/28/2020 10:21 AM):
Senior Airman Logan Young, 30, was fatally injured on Sunday during a mutual aid response call to a structure fire.
Senior Airman Young was a firefighter assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va. Young joined the West Virginia Air National Guard in 2018 and served as a fire fighter in the 167th Civil Engineer Squadron. He enlisted into the United States Air Force in 2011 and served on active duty in the security forces (military police) career field before transitioning into the WVANG. He was the recipient of the numerous awards and decorations to include the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was a resident of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and is survived by his mother, father, brother and fiancée.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the cause of the fire to be arson. Anyone with any information is urged to call the West Virginia Arson Hotline at (800) 233-3473. There is a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Updated Story (12/27/2020 4:06 PM):
The fire that caused the death of a W.Va. Air National Guard firefighter has been ruled as arson by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office.
There is a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fire.
State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) investigators have connected a 1:56 a.m. fire with a second structure fire that occurred at around 1:36 a.m. also on Charles Town Road in neighboring Jefferson County. The structures were vacant and not in use, and about 3.1 miles apart. Both fires were intentionally set, investigators have determined.
The SFMO and W.Va. State Police continue to investigate. Anyone with any information is urged to call the West Virginia Arson Hotline at (800) 233-3473.
Original Story (12/27/2020 10:42 AM):
A West Virginia Air National Guard Airman was fatally injured during a mutual aid response call to a structure fire on Sunday, the West Virginia National Guard reports.
The airman was assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg.
The name of the service member will not be released for 24 hours until the next of kin is notified.
Additional details will be provided as more information becomes available.
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