Woman victim of fire

HODGESVILLE – A 46-year-old woman died in the structure fire that broke out early Sunday morning in the Hodgesville area of Upshur County, officials with the state fire marshal’s office have confirmed.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Josh Amos said Monday he could not release the name of the woman or any information about what may have caused the fire, pending the results of an autopsy to be completed by the state medical examiner’s office.

“I’m waiting for an autopsy so I can make a determination and get a better idea of what occurred,” Amos said in a telephone interview. “I have to wait for the results of the autopsy before I can release a name.”

The early morning blaze – which engulfed a trailer on the No. 5 Mine Road, just off the Hackers Creek Road – began at approximately 3 a.m., Lt. Joey Baxa of the Buckhannon Fire Department said Sunday.

Twenty firefighters from the BFD, the Warren District Volunteer Fire Department and the Washington District Volunteer Fire Company remained on scene battling the fire for more than three hours.

Amos said the woman lived with her son, who was not home at the time the fire.