UPDATE 12:30 P.M. Nov. 24: A deadly fire raged through an apartment in Kistler, WV early this morning, killing a 3-year-old boy and injuring a woman. The woman was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are unknown at this time.
“A body of a three-year-old male child was found in one of the living units which prompted an immediate call to our office and we responded to the two investigators that are on the scene now…,” Shawn Alderman of the State Fire Marshall’s Office said.
A family friend, Noah Pack, spoke with 13 News Reporter Mackenzie Koch about the young boy. The names of the child and the woman have not been released at this time.
“He never really done anything bad. Like every once in a while you will see a toy on someone’s porch, and you know it was him. It’s gonna be kind of hard not seeing him around here,” Pack said.
The fire broke out shortly after 2 a.m. in an eight-unit apartment complex on Buffalo Creek Road in Logan County. Fire crews were still putting out hotspots around 8:30 a.m. Some of the units were unharmed.
LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – According to officials with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office, one person is dead after an early morning apartment fire in Kistler.
Neighbors tell 13 News the victim was a 3-year-old boy. Authorities say a second person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
It happened on Buffalo Creek Road. According to the Buffalo Creek Volunteer Fire Department, the road remains closed at this time.
We have a crew on scene working to get more information.