Martinsburg Police Investigates Residential Fire

  • Martinsburg Police Investigates Residential Fire

    Martinsburg Police Investigates Residential Fire

    The Martinsburg Police Department is investigating a fire at a duplex residence located in the 200 block of North Church Street. The fire was reported at 0054 hours on 1/29/2018. The Martinsburg Fire Department responded.

    Upon MFD’s arrival they were informed a 12-year-old autistic boy was trapped inside, and previous attempts at rescue by the family were unsuccessful. MFD was able to rescue the child who was transported to Berkeley Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries from the fire.

    The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Martinsburg Police Department, Martinsburg Fire Department, and the West Virginia State Fire Marshals Office.