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One woman dies after suspicious Fayette County house fire

One of the women critically injured in a Fayette County house fire has died, deputies said.

The woman, whose name has not been released, died Monday after sustaining injuries in early Sunday morning house fire near Oak Hill, according to a release from the Fayette Sheriff’s Office. Her body was sent to the state Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy.

A second woman injured in the blaze remained in critical condition at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Firefighters found the women just inside the front door at a Gatewood Road home near Oak Hill when they responded to a fire at the house. Both had “extensive burns” and were flown to Cabell Huntington.

Deputies found that neither woman lived in the home and that the actual residents were out at the time of the fire. The occupants knew one of the women, detectives said.

Investigators still are looking into the fire and interviewing witnesses.


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