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UPDATE: Two die of injuries sustained in Point Pleasant, WV house fire

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Tiffany Smith, 26, the adult daughter burned in the house fire in Point Pleasant, WV has died as a result of injuries she sustained in the blaze.

Family members say she passed away at Cabell Huntington Hospital on Monday evening, Jan. 20. 



The WV State Fire Marshal confirmed 11-year-old Braxton Smith died Sunday. Smith sustained severe burns after his home caught on fire.

Investigators say five people were in the house at the time of the fire. Family members say the parents, Bill and LaTanya Smith, were trapped on the second floor of the building and had to escape through a window. Their three children sustained burns while trying to run out the front door.

Wally Smith, Bill's uncle, says the two remaining children are in critical condition. Tre, 14, is at Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati with burns on more than 80 percent of his body. Tiffany, 26, is at Cabell-Huntington Hospital and is in the process of being transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati.

"They are doing the best they can," said Wally Smith. "They have faith in God, that he'll see them through this."

Funeral services for Braxton Smith have been tentatively set for Saturday at the Point Pleasant High School auditorium.



A child injured in a Point Pleasant house fire Saturday has died.

West Virginia State Fire Marshal say 11-year-old Braxton Smith died Sunday. Smith sustained severe burns after his home caught on fire.

Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jermey Bryant said three adults and a teen were also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.



Crews are investigating a house fire that injured five people in Point Pleasant, WV.

According to Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant of the Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, the call came in at 7:31 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, of a two-story house fire in the area of 13th Street.

Bryant says that there were five burn patients, one adult male, two adult females, and two male juveniles.  All of them were taken to the Pleasant Valley Hospital.  According to Bryant, three of the patients were critical, and were later taken to the burn unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The house is considered a total loss and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

The West Virginia State Fire Marshal is investigating.



Crews are on the scene of a house fire in Point Pleasant, WV in Mason County.  Dispatchers say it happened at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

13 News spoke with Scott Walker, employer of LaTanya Smith, the mother of the family who lived in the house.  He told us that the fire happened at 103 13th Street, starting in the basement near a furnace.  According to Walker, the house is a total loss.

Walker said that LaTanya Smith and her husband, Billy, only suffered minor injuries.  However, their three children, two male juveniles and one daughter in her 20s, were airlifted to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The extent of their injuries are not yet known.

Walker says that People's Bank has set up a benefit account for the family, called the Billy and LaTanya Smith Benefit Fund.  According to Walker, anyone can make a donation, through a deposit, at any People's Bank.  If anyone has any questions about the fund, call 1-800-374-6123.





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