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Many questions surround fatal fire in Wood County

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — It’s unclear today whether an automobile fire in Wood County was accidental or a result of foul play.

Wood County Sheriff’s Deputies say they are investigating the early morning fire which occurred on Badgely Fork Road near Mineral Wells, but it’s too early to tell exactly what happened. Wood County 911 dispatchers got the call about a car fire in the remote area about 3 a.m. Thursday.

Firemen arrived to find the car fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was out, a victim was found inside the car. It’s unknown if the victim was male or female or where the car was from. Even the make and model of the car is the under investigation, so far it’s only clear it was a Chrysler according to the sheriff’s department.

The body of the victim was sent to the state Medical Examiner for autopsy. The intensity of the fire made it impossible to determine if the victim is male or female.

The location is in a rural area, but the fire was spotted by a nearby resident who called the 911 center. The sheriff’s department is also working to determine the registration and owner of the vehicle.

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