GLENWOOD — In yet another twist in the story of the two runaway boys from Glenwood, the home in which they fled has burned to the ground.
The home on Old River Road reportedly caught fire early Friday morning with Valley Fire Department firefighters called to the scene.
There were no injuries with some media outlets reporting the fire is of a suspicious nature and that the Office of State Fire Marshal has been called to investigate. Calls to the Office of State Fire Marshal about the fire were not returned by press time. Attempts to contact the Valley Fire Department by press time were also not successful.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reported a meth lab was found inside the home on Tuesday and no one was permitted inside the home while the investigation continued and officials determined if the home was safe. Despite this, the home caught fire.
No one was reportedly home at the time the meth lab was found on Tuesday. This doesn’t mean there won’t be charges in the case with a spokesperson with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department saying findings from the investigation would be turned over to the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney for possible, further action.
The story began on Monday evening when the boys’ mother, Megan Hammack, 32, Glenwood, reported her sons missing. They were found nearly 18 hours later at a neighboring home on Guyan Creek Rd. after getting lost in the woods. The boys told authorities they planned to runaway due to what a spokesperson from the Mason County Sheriff’s Department called “family issues.”
The boys were placed into the custody of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.