(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — A ninth victim, a 7-year-old boy, died on Sunday from the tragic house fire in Charleston, W.Va., that killed two adults and six other children.
Bryan Timothy Camp was taken off life support this morning.
“I talked to our, what would be our emergency services chaplain, and he was there … when the young man was taken off the ventilator,” Charleston Assistant Fire Chief Bob Sharp said.
Sharp said the firefighters who were first on the scene Saturday will be offered counseling when they return to work on Monday.
“When you hold a young child in your hands, especially if you know that there’s no chance that they survived, that’s tough on anybody and then, some of these had children of their own, you know, it’s almost like holding their own child in their arms,” he said.
Sharp told ABC News that officials do not believe it was a case of arson, but are investigating how the early-morning blaze started.
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