The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office has identified arson as the cause of an early morning Sunday fire that resulted in the Line of Duty death of that 38 year old W.Va. Air National Guard Firefighter. The airman assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg was killed in the Line of Duty while operating at that structural fire mutual-aid response on Charles Town Road.
TWO ARSON FIRES AROUND THE TIME, SAME AREA:
W. VA. SFMO investigators have connected that 0156 hours fire with a second structure fire that occurred at around 0136 hours also on Charles Town Road in neighboring Jefferson County. The structures were vacant and not in use, and about 3.1 miles apart. Both fires were intentionally set, investigators have determined. The SFMO and the W.Va. State Police continue to investigate. Anyone with any information is urged to call the West Virginia Arson Hotline at (800) 233-3473. There is a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Much more to follow.
CONDOLENCES: CHAMPAIGN ILLINOIS FD:
A Champaign Firefighter and his wife were killed in a two-vehicle off-duty crash early Saturday in Iroquois County. Sixteen-year veteran Firefighter Dominic Smith, 55, and his wife, Kimberly, 60, were killed. Our condolences to those affected by this loss. Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 12/27/2020-2009 hours