UPDATE: One dead in Clarksburg house fire, four children taken to hospital as a precaution

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.

ORIGINAL STORY
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.