- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) - Anthony Carrico has been appointed as West Virginia’s state fire marshal.

The West Virginia Fire Commission selected Carrico to succeed Sterling Lewis Jr. on Monday at a meeting in Flatwoods.

Carrico has been serving as acting state fire marshal since Lewis retired in April 2013. His appointment to the permanent position is effective Oct. 16.

The 46-year-old Boone County resident joined the State Fire Marshal’s Office in 1992.

The Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety announced Carrico’s appointment in a news release.

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