Woman Succumbs to Injuries from Fayette County House Fire

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — An elderly woman passed away after suffering injuries during a house fire on August 17th.

Wanda Kessell, 81, passed away Friday at Cabbell-Huntington Hospital. Richard Kessell, 55, remains hospitalized and is in stable condition.

The fire began shortly before 4 a.m on Gatewood Road near Fayetteville.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the cause of the fire undetermined. The investigation remains ongoing.