Home where 3 died in fire lacked working smoke alarms, officials say

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BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office says there were no working smoke alarms in a Braxton County home where a fire killed three people and injured two others.

The fire broke out about 7:30 a.m. Thursday along Elk River Road in the Sugar Creek area.

Fire investigators say a 58-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old man died in the fire.

The two people injured in the fire are still at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh. There is no word on their conditions.

Fire investigators say they are still trying to determine what caused the fire.

The fire also caused phone outages for many people in the surrounding area. By late Thursday night, the phone service had been mostly restored. There were still a few dozen people without it in the extreme rural areas of the county. The estimated restoration time for them is around noon Friday.