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Residents urged to get smoke detectors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A state investigator is urging West Virginians to install smoke detectors in their homes following two fire fatalities in two days.

State Fire Marshal's Office investigator Jason Baltic says both homes where the deadly fires occurred didn't have smoke detectors.

A fire at a mobile home in Boone County on Sunday killed 18-year-old Rocky Steele.

A 65-year-old woman was killed Monday in a fire at her home near Charles Town in the Eastern Panhandle. State police identified her as Jeanne Thomas.

Baltic said fires can happen at any time. He says anyone who doesn't have a smoke detector at home should get one.


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