POINT PLEASANT — The office of West Virginia State Fire Marshal continues its investigation of Saturday’s house fire in Point Pleasant which later resulted in the deaths of two people.
Tim Chastain, investigator with the marshal’s office, said at this time the cause of the fire is officially “undetermined” and there is no evidence of criminal activity.
“We believe this is probably an accidental fire most likely,” Chastain said, adding one of the possible causes the agency is looking at is an electrical arc.
Still, Chastain stressed, the investigation is ongoing.
Siblings Tiffany Grant, 26, and Braxton Smith, 11, later died as a result of injuries sustained in the fire. Their brother, Tre Smith, 14, remains in critical condition at a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to a family member.
A celebration of life for both Tiffany and Braxton is being held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Wedge Auditorium at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.