- Associated Press - Monday, August 28, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Fire Marshal says three people have died in separate house fires over the weekend.

The office said in statements on Facebook that crews found the site where a home burned in a remote area of Nicholas County and bones found in the debris were sent to the medical examiner for identification. A cause for the blaze hasn’t been determined.

Another fire death was reported in Berkeley County. The fire marshal says a 69-year-old female died after being pulled from the home and a firefighter was treated for burns suffered during search and rescue operations. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Another blaze in McDowell County killed a 68-year-old female. The fire marshal said that fire was caused by a cooking mishap and ruled accidental.

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