7-year-old boy becomes 9th death in W.Va. fire

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.


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