UPDATE: House Fire In Beckley Leaves One Person Dead

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- One person is dead after a structure fire broke out Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews on scene tell WOAY that they received the call at 4:26 p.m. Sunday afternoon on N. Kanawha St. and the 300 block in Beckley.

Neighbors told WOAY that it was an elderly couple and the wife was doing laundry when she heard a loud pop. The next thing she knows the house was up in flames.  Oxygen tanks did explode as a result of the fire and their dog hasn’t been found.  The wife made it out.

Beckley Fire Department, Beckley Police Department and Jan Care all responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

Stay with WOAY online and on-air as this story continues to develop.

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