Man dies in fire

Published 7:00 am Saturday, June 22, 2019

Volunteer firefighters worked two fires this week, one of which involved the death of a man.

Early Sunday morning, just before 2:30, volunteer firefighters with Southeast, Carriere and Leetown Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a fire at 205 Magnolia Drive.

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They arrived to find the home fully involved, said Fire Marshal Albert Lee.

While the emergency personnel worked to put the fire out, they were informed by a neighbor that a resident of the home could still be inside since his vehicle was parked in front of the home.

Lee said that when the fire was extinguished, a search of the home located the remains of 78-year-old Marvin Lee Woliver at about 4:35 a.m. that day in an area of the home suspected to be the den, Lee said.

The fire marshal said the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but he suspects it to be accidental.

A second fire was called in Tuesday afternoon just before 5 at 6727 Highway 43 North, which was in the attic of a mobile home, Lee said.

Firefighters from the Henleyfield, Crossroads and Amackertown Volunteer Fire Departments responded and extinguished the fire, Lee said. No one was injured in that fire.

Lee said it appears that fire started due to an electrical short on the back porch near a freezer.