BREAKING NEWS: One dead in Plum Street fire

One person was found dead in a fire at 3617 Plum St., according to Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews.

PARKERSBURG — A person was found dead inside a Plum Street house that caught fire this morning.

The fire at 3617 Plum St. was reported around noon. Just before 12:30 p.m., Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said a body had been located and the investigation was just getting underway.

The Parkersburg Fire Department notified the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office, which assists with investigations of fatal fires.

Read more in Friday’s edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.