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7-year-old boy becomes 9th death in US fire

 Charleston mayor Danny Jones, right, describes the fire on Arlington Street on Charleston's West side as the worst fire since the 1940's on Saturday,...

Deadly House Fire

Charleston mayor Danny Jones, right, describes the fire on Arlington Street on Charleston's West side as the worst fire since the 1940's on Saturday,...

The death toll in a fire at a West Virginia home has risen to nine after police said a 7-year-old boy was taken off life support at a Charleston hospital.
Jason Bausley of Dunbar, who lost his niece and several other relatives in the fire, said Sunday that the family made the decision to take 7-year-old Bryan Timothy Camp off life support.
Charleston Police Sgt. Bobby Eggleton says the child was taken off life support between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sunday.
That came about two hours before relatives of several victims attended church services.
Six other children and two adults were killed in the fire early Saturday at a two-story home. Authorities called it the deadliest house fire in Charleston in 60 years. The cause remains under investigation.


Updated : 2021-10-26 16:34 GMT+08:00