UPDATE (8:32 p.m. on Sunday, December 12): According to our crew on the scene, one person was found dead at this residence.
BREAKING: Sad news out of Institute tonight. One man was found dead in his home after a fire broke out. Crews say the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. More details tonight on @WOWK13News Weekend Edition! pic.twitter.com/dBM209sQ1M— Moriah Davis (@MDavisReports) December 13, 2021
The fire was reported around 6 p.m. on the 500 block of Carver Street in Institute.
Fire crews were able to contain the fire to one bedroom in the house but a body was recovered in that bedroom.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
INSTITUTE, WV (WOWK) – Charleston officials are at the scene of an active house fire on King Street.
One resident was reported trapped in the home, and it’s unclear if they’ve been pulled out.
We will have more information for you as the story unfolds.