Fire destroys Mingo funeral home

GILBERT, W.Va. — An afternoon fire destroyed a Mingo County business on Tuesday.

The Mingo County 9-1-1 Center received a call around 12:30 Tuesday that Mounts Funeral Home in Gilbert was on fire. Four fire departments responded to the scene – Gilbert, Baisden, Hanover and Logan.

According to the Mingo County Emergency Management Director, Doug Goolsby, no injuries were reported.

The funeral home was a total loss, but according to officials, firefighters were able to save two homes located beside the business. According to Goolsby, two bodies were inside the funeral home at the time of the fire. Both were recovered by first responders and were undamaged.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



Photo: Mingo County Emergency Management