Four Dead in West Virginia House Fire

Adult, three children dead in Huntington fire

FirefighterNation Staff

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia — Four people are dead after a house fire in Huntington, as reported by WOWK.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 2800 block of Cottage Street just after 5:30 a.m. on Monday.

Neighbors were able to pull the adult male from the house.

Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader told WOWK that firefighters performed CPR on the victim, but efforts were unsuccessful.

Chief Rader went on to say that the fire was advanced by the time firefighters arrived.

Firefighters also had to face exploding ammunition and a structural collapse that forced them to withdraw to the outside, Rader added.

Firefighters were eventually able to locate and remove the bodies of three children. Their ages ranged from 2 to 8.

A mental health counselor was reported to be on the scene to assist firefighters.

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