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Berkeley County fire claims 2 lives

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a double fatal fire that happened in Berkeley County earlier this week.

According to a Wednesday afternoon news release, a woman and juvenile boy were killed in the blaze that happened early Monday morning at a residence on Cottage Road in Martinsburg.

Firefighters pulled one of the victims from the burning home but were unable to revive them. The second victim was found inside the house.

The bodies have been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office.

Investigators have determined the fire began in the master bedroom but exactly what caused it remains under investigation.

Fire crews from Bedington, Martinsburg and Berkeley County were on the scene.

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