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UPDATE: Woman dies in house fire in Logan, WV ; home did not have working smoke detectors

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A woman was killed after flames tore through her mobile home Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to the scene along South Joe Alley Road in the Fort Gay area of Logan County after receiving calls from neighbors.

"I tried to knock on the door to get an answer and couldn't,” said Obie Cheuvront, who lives up the road. “I kicked a door open and still got no answer.”

Neighbors say the woman, in her 50's, lived inside.  The smoke and heat were so overwhelming neighbors struggled to try and rescue her before firefighters pulled on scene.

"There was some kind of board in front of the window, and I went ahead and pushed it through,” said Cheuvront. “When I pushed it, the smoke and flames just came out the window."

It took minutes for the Logan Fire Department to extinguish the blaze, but the fire had already done its damage, torching the house and claiming a life. Firefighters say the home had no working smoke detectors. In this case, having one may have saved the woman’s life.

“For the minimal expense of a smoke alarm, why would you not have it?” said Logan Fire Chief Scott Beckett. “It gives you an early warning, and this lady was handicapped and on a walker. She would have needed the extra time."

The State Fire Marshal’s Office was on the scene to investigate the cause of the fire. Officials say it does not appear to be suspicious and may have started in the kitchen.

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ORIGINAL:
The Logan Fire Department was called to the scene of a fatal structure fire along So. Joe Alley in Logan County just after 6 am Sunday, May 4. According to dispatchers the cause of the fire, or how many people were injured are not yet known.The West Virginia State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate. Continue to follow wowktv.com for more information as it becomes available.