CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WDTV) - UPDATE
According to Fire Chief Rick Scott, four children were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
He also says, he has called the Red Cross to help the family, who is now displaced.
One neighbor, who didn't want to show his face on camera, spoke to 5 News and said:
"I rushed here to see what was going on and one of the neighbors was at the porch banging on the door. That's when I noticed the house was engulfed in flames."
The state Fire Marshal is investigation the cause of the fire. The victim's body has been transported to Charleston for an autopsy.
A man is dead after a house fire in Clarksburg that broke out this morning, according to Clarksburg Fire Department Chief Rick Scott.
The call came in shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Crews arrived to the scene at 217 Austin Avenue with a confirmed report of entrapment.
Fire officials at the scene told 5 News that the fire was fatal. Two others were taken to the hospital, and a family pet is missing. It's unclear how many people live at the house in total.
The Clarksburg Fire Department and Harrison County EMS responded. Fire officials haven't yet determined a cause.
Stick with 5 News for any updates.