Tyler County Fire Claims Child’s Life; 3 Others Injured

MIDDLEBOURNE – The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Fire Marshal are investigating a fire that left one child dead and three others injured early this morning.

Sheriff Bob Kendle said multiple fire departments responded to the reported blaze at a camper on Big Run Road near Alma shortly after 1 a.m. today. Kendle said firefighters found the child’s body in burned rubble near the fire.

Three other victims were transported to the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh for treatment. Their conditions are unknown.