UPDATE (5:43 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10): Putnam County Sheriff Bobby Eggleton says a woman injured in a house fire this morning is on a ventilator and fighting for her life.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.


UPDATE (11:57 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10): The three-year-old child injured in a fire in Eleanor has died, according to Putnam County Sheriff Bobby Eggleton.

There is no update on the condition of the child’s mother.


UPDATE (11:03 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10): Putnam County dispatchers say that the woman and a three-year-old child have been rescued and taken to the hospital.

A mother was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries, and her child was taken to another hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Putnam County Sheriff Bobby Eggleton.

Eggleton says that law enforcement is treating this incident as more than just a house fire because of the history of the home. He says the home has an extensive drug history.


PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—A woman and a baby are trapped in a house fire in Eleanor Thursday morning.

Putnam County dispatchers say that the fire is at a residence at the intersection of Roosevelt Blvd. and Beech St.

Eleanor, Teays Valley, Bancroft, Cabell County, and Winfield fire departments are responding to the scene.

13 News has a crew on the way to the scene, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.