On March 4, 2024, at 0639, Kanawha Counties Station 3 Malden VFD, Station 4 Rand VFD and Station 5 Belle VFD were dispatched to Area 3 on Campbells Creek Drive for a reported house fire with possible entrapment. Crews arrived to a single-story house with heavy fire from the front and confirmed there was an entrapment. A quick knock down and a search located a male subject deceased in the back of the house. It was determined that the subject could not exit through the back door because it was blocked off. There were no smoke detectors found. The WV State Fire Marshal Office was investigating the fire. Units that responded were Malden Engine 32, Rescue Engine 33, Squad 3, Utility 3, Rand Engine 42,43, Belle Engine 52, Rescue 54, KCEAA 157, 511, KCOEM 990, 991 WVSFMO 3, 9, 11 and 17.

– Fire News photos by AC Bradley ‘Sparky’ Scott, Malden VFD