UPDATE (11:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2023) – The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is releasing new details on a fatal fire in Nicholas County.

According to the WVSFMO, a 79-year-old woman died in a house fire that happened Monday on Deitz Road in Mount Lookout. Officials say the fire broke out around 1 p.m., and firefighters found the woman’s body at the scene.

Investigators say due to the damage the home sustained in the fire, the cause of the fire could not be determined. The fire marshal’s office says the home did have smoke detectors, but it could not be determined if they had activated.

The woman’s body has been sent to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, investigators say.

NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — One person is dead after a fire in the community of Mt. Lookout in Nicholas County, according to the Wilderness Fire Department.

Fire officials say the fire happened on Monday on Deitz Road.

They say one person died. No other injuries are being reported.

The fire is under investigation by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal, according to the Wilderness Fire Department.

Departments from Wilderness, Summersville, Keslers Cross Lanes, Nuttall and Ansted responded to the fire.