Officials name woman killed in Parkersburg house fire

PARKERSBURG — Authorities have identified the woman who died in a house fire on Plum Street on April 18 as Miranda E. Echard, 29.

Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said the cause of the fire, which started in a bedroom, remains undetermined. Investigators are waiting on test results from the West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Office, Matthews said.

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