OLIVE TWP. — One person is in critical condition following a fire Thursday evening at a mobile home on Mt. Olive Road in Long Bottom.
According to Fire Chief Russ Carson, Owen Miller, 50, was transported by HealthNet to the Cabell Huntington Hospital Burn Unit with burns over 45 percent of his body. As of Friday afternoon, Carson said Miller was listed in extremely critical condition.
When first responders arrived, Miller and the homeowner, Rodney Pierce, 65, were inside the trailer, one end of which was on fire. First responders pulled both men from the home. Pierce was uninjured in the fire.
The Olive Township Fire Department, along with Tuppers Plains and Chester fire departments, Meigs EMS, Squad 90 and a Syracuse squad were also on the scene.
The call was received at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation as to the cause of the fire. They were on scene Friday morning, but at this time the cause of the fire has not been determined, Carson said.