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Firefighters work to contain a fire that claimed the lives of a Mannington couple late Friday night.

A fire late Friday night claimed the lives of a Mannington couple.

According to officials on scene, the fire began at a residence on Fairview Street, just off Mannington’s Main Street, around 9:30 p.m.

Fire-rescue personnel were alerted after one of the victims, a woman, called her daughter to tell her that there was a fire in the house and that they could not get out.

Fire-rescue personnel from Marion and Wetzel counties were on scene and worked valiantly for almost two hours to put out the fire.

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