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Man killed in Mineral County fire

NEW CREEK, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fatal fire that happened early Thursday morning in Mineral County.

According to Mineral County Emergency Services Director Luke McKenzie, emergency crews were called out to the house fire at about 12:19 a.m. in the New Creek area. He said initially everyone was able to escape blaze, however, a 73-year-old man reentered the home but never made it back out.

A preliminary report from the state Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire appears to be accidental in nature.

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