One Person Dies In Early Morning Fire In Canaan

Posted On January 13, 2018

The Jefferson County Sheriffs Department along with Canaan Fire Department responded to 8687 East State Road 250 around 6:41am to a working structure fire. As crews arrived the residence was fully engulfed.

The fire resulted in the death of Gary Cook, 67, the occupant of the house.

Members of Canaan, Moorefield, Jeff-Craig, Bear Branch and East Enterprise fire departments fought the fire. The cold temperatures hampered their efforts by freezing the water and their equipment. Jeff-Craig and East Enterprise supplied tankers to help. The Jefferson County Red Cross also assisted on scene.

Det. Yancy Denning and Sgt. Troy Hawkins in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Office are handling the investigation. A report on the official cause of the fire is not available yet.