Originally Posted by Herd Fan
Any word on your runner? I hope he is ok. Many of my friends lived in the Emmons during college; what a tragic event.
Our runner is okay. He lived in the Emmons Senior apartment building, which is next to the apartment building that burned, but his apartment building is also closed because of smoke damage. He has found another residence.
The apartment fire is apparently being treated as a crime scene by the Huntington Police Department. The area is still closed off and two blocks of third avenue are closed to traffic. There are rumors that the fire may have started as a result of an explosion in a meth lab, but that is unconfirmed.
I think the death count is now nine people. Among the deceased was one seven year old, and the terrible tragedy of the threee Lucas teenagers mentioned by WVPacman.