FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVNS) – A fire left one dead in Fayette County earlier today.

Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information on the incident.

At approximately 1:30 A.M. a fire was reported on Okey L Patteson Rd. (WV Rt 612) and firefighters with the Oak Hill Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. 

When firefighters arrived, they saw what they described as a fifth-wheel camper fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was stopped, human remains were discovered inside the structure. At that time, officers with the State Fire Marshall’s office and Detectives with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched. The remains are currently at the Office of the State Medical Examiner for identification and to determine the cause of death.

If you have any information regarding the fire, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through their Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,”. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Detective’s Bureau, and is being assisted by the State Fire Marshall’s Office.