CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The death toll in a fire at a West Virginia home has risen to nine after police said a 7-year-old boy was taken off life support at a Charleston hospital.
Jason Bausley of Dunbar, who lost his niece and several other relatives in the fire, said Sunday that the family made the decision to take 7-year-old Bryan Timothy Camp off life support.
Charleston Police Sgt. Bobby Eggleton says the child was taken off life support between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sunday.
That came about two hours before relatives of several victims attended church services.
Six other children and two adults were killed in the fire early Saturday at a two-story home. Authorities called it the deadliest house fire in Charleston in 60 years. The cause remains under investigation.