Man arrested for murder and arson following apartment fire

West Virginia

MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A man is under arrest and charged with murder, arson, and more following a large fire in Williamson.

The fire was reported around 6:30 am and was a three story, six unit apartment building on Elm Street in Williamson.

One person was discovered dead inside of the apartment. It is believed the person was murdered before the fire, and the fire was then set to hide the original crime.

Williamson Fire Department

Five total people, including two Williamson firefighters received injuries as a result of the fire, ranging from minor injuries to 2nd degree burns to the face an ears.

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two other individuals thought to be involved.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Williamson Police Department, the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office, or the Williamson Fire Department.

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