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Name released in fatal Cabell house fire

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State Fire Marshal's have released the name of the person killed in this morning's fire. Frank Linville, Jr., 75, died in the fire, according to the State Fire Marshal.

The fire started around the front porch area of the house and quickly spread to the rest of the property, according to officials.

Linville's wife was able to escape the house uninjured, according to authorities.

"She was awakened by the smoke. She went in and saw the glow of the flames and woke her husband up," said Reed Cook, Deputy State Fire Marshal.

Cook said the man went to check out the smoke and never made it outside.

"Evidently, he went towards where the fire was and she got her phone and called 911 and exited out the back door," Cook said.

Milton, Culloden, and Ona Volunteer Fire Departments had to shuffle water back and forth to the scene because there weren't any fire hydrants directly in front of the house.

Despite the early time of day, almost two dozen firefighters from the surrounding areas showed up to help.

While the firefighters prepare to work in below-freezing temperatures, they said they had constant reminders of the weather they were working in Monday morning.

"We were frozen for a while and had ice on our bunker gear," said Chief Brent Taylor, Milton VFD.

Investigators tell 13 News the Linville's son lives nearby and tried to save his father after he heard about the fire.  The son could not get his father out of the house and suffered minor injuries as a result.

Firefighters say a dog also died in the fire.  They buried the dog on the couple's property, according to firefighters.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


13 NEWS has learned an elderly man has died in an early morning house fire in Cabell County. State fire marshals are investigating.

We will bring you more details as they become available.

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Firefighters are on the scene of a working structure fire in Cabell County.

According to 911 dispatchers, a house on Dry Ridge Road is on fire.

As of 4:35 a.m., dispatch said one person is unaccounted for.

The Milton Volunteer Fire Department is on scene along with Reed Cook,

Deputy State Fire Marshal. We have a crew at the scene. Stay with 13 News

for the latest updates on this developing story.