Two firefighters killed in the line of duty late last Thursday will be laid to rest today, even as the state fire marshal’s office says the Nicholas County mobile home blaze in which they died remains under investigation.

Funerals for both Lt. Johnnie Howard Hammons, 49, and Firefighter Timothy Allen Nicholas, 26, will be conducted today at the Summersville National Guard Armory. Both members of the Craigsville-Beaver-Cottle Volunteer Fire Departments died late Thursday night while fighting a mobile home fire in Cottle.

The funeral for Hammons, a Fenwick resident, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., and burial will follow at the West Virginia Memorial Gardens in Calvin.

The funeral for Nicholas, a Craigsville resident, is set for 2:30 p.m., and burial will follow at the Fields Cemetery in Nettie.

A spokesperson for the State Fire Marshal’s Office said Monday that no cause for the fire had been determined.

Gov. Joe Manchin has ordered all state flags at state facilities lowered to half-staff all day in commemoration of the distinguished lives and service of Hammons and Nicholas.

React to this story:

0
0
0
0
0

Trending Video