The fallen fire fighter was an Airman with the 167th Fire Department in Martinsburg
Martinsburg, WV (DG) – A large fire early Sunday morning in Berkeley County, West Virginia turned deadly for a firefighter.
At 2 AM Berkeley County 911 received a call for a structure fire in the 3800 block of Charles Town Road near the Sheetz. Firefighters from Berkeley and Jefferson Counties in West Virginia, and Washington and Frederick Counties in Maryland responded to the scene.
At approximately 2:34 AM on mayday was issued and additional medics requested. Four firefighters were transported to the hospital. One firefighter passed away due to injuries suffered during the fire.
On Sunday afternoon the 167th Air National Guard in Martinsburg issued a statement saying the fallen firefighter was an Airman at the base with 167th Fire Department.
The fire has been ruled as arson by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office. There is a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fire.