Buckhannon man faces arson charges after fire at own home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Buckhannon man is facing arson charges in connection with a fire set at his residence early Friday morning.

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office said Hunter Ray Shreve, 23, is charged with first-degree arson. Investigators believe Shreve set a fire to his home, on Old Elkins Road in Buckhannon, where his parents were sleeping.

Neighbors reported the fire just after 5 a.m. The two people inside the home were able to escape.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office said there were no working smoke alarms inside the home.

Shreve told deputies after the fire that he had set it. He was taken into custody and charged. The bail for him was set at $125,000 in Tygart Valley Regional Jail.


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