MASON, W.Va. — Investigators with the state Fire Marshal’s Office have ruled the cause of a fatal fire in Mason County to be undetermined.
The Tuesday blaze in the community of Mason claimed the life of a 72-year old man. The victim’s name was not released.
Investigators say while the cause could not be officially determined, they believe smoking with the use of home oxygen likely contributed to the fire.
It is unknown if the blaze in the community of Mason had any working smoke detectors.
UPDATE: The fatal fire yesterday in Mason has been ruled undetermined in cause. Smoking while on home oxygen may have contributed to the fire, however. The victim was a 72 YO male. Unknown if any working smoke alarms were in the home.
— WVState Fire Marshal (@WVFireMarshal) April 27, 2022