Cottle, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal investigators say two firefighters who died fighting a mobile home fire in Nicholas County apparently didn't hear alerts to evacuate when the water supply ran low.
In a recent report, the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health says the firefighters didn't have personal alert safety systems and radios.
Other factors cited by the report were a lack of administrative controls regarding wearing respiratory protection and wind that pushed smoke through the structure.
Forty-nine-year-old Lt. Johnnie Hammon and 26-year-old Timothy Nicholas were killed Feb. 19 while fighting the fire in the Cottle area.
Both men were members of the Craigsville Beaver Cottle Volunteer Fire Department.
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