Two Confirmed Dead in Clay County Fire

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UPDATE: 3/7/19 5:15 p.m.

Fire officials say the cause of a fatal fire in Clay County Tuesday has been ruled undetermined and is still under investigation.

Investigators say a 60-year-old woman was along with 73-year-old John Rodgers was killed in a Clay County house fire Tuesday. 

Five individuals were believed inside the Glen residence when the fire started. Two men, ages 23 and 27, were able to escape the blaze. Several animals were lost in this fire as well.

The three-story home was in a very rural area with no water source, causing extensive damage.

The cause of this fire has been ruled undetermined and is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Arson Hotline at 1-800-233-FIRE.

UPDATE: 3/7/19 7:30 A.M.

West Virginia State Fire Marshal Investigators confirm to 13 News that a second person has died after injuries received in a house fire from Clay County Tuesday morning.

First responders say the female victim was life-flighted from the scene on to a local hospital with severe burns.

We now know the first victim killed in that fire was 73-year-old John Rogers.

We do not yet know the identity of the second victim.

On Tuesday, Rogers’ daughter, Connie Miller told us five people were in the house at the time of that fire.

The cause of that fire is still under investigation.


One person is dead after a fire at a home in Clay County.

Authorities have confirmed to 13 News a fire broke out around 6 a.m. Tuesday on Little Sycamore Road.

Firefighters are still on the scene, West Virginia Fire Marshal investigators are on the way to that location.

No other details are being released at this time.

13 News has a crew at the scene, we will keep this story updated as we learn more.

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