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Potential witnesses sought in arson fires that killed National Guard firefighter


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) – Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office are seeking the public’s help in locating potential witnesses who are believed to have been in the area of last month’s arson fires in Berkeley County that resulted in the death of a WV Air National Guard firefighter.

Two separate fires were determined to have been deliberately set in the early morning hours of Dec. 27.

The first occurred at 7443 Charles Town Rd. and the second at 3801 Charles Town Rd., both in Kearneysville.

The potential witnesses were seen riding ATVs in the vicinity of the fires at the time they were set.

A motor vehicle was also seen in the area; photos of it are shown here.

The first fire, in a vacant structure, occurred at around 1:36 a.m. and the second, also to a vacant structure, at around 1:56 a.m.

During firefighting efforts on the second fire, Senior Airman Logan Young, 30, a firefighter assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, WV, was fatally injured.

If any member of the public has any information about these potential witnesses, or has any other information related to the fires, they are urged to call (800) 233-FIRE (3473).


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