Mercer EMS respond to fire and ATV calls

Mercer EMS respond to fire and ATV calls

There are 21 comments on the Bluefield Daily Telegraph story from Apr 18, 2011, titled Mercer EMS respond to fire and ATV calls. In it, Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that:

Mercer County firefighters reponded to a working structure fire at about 8:30 p.m., Sunday night on the Old Beckley Road.

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Oakvale, WV

#1 Apr 18, 2011
james s gonzin, the crazy guy that walked mercer st died in that fire
Just Curious

Princeton, WV

#2 Apr 18, 2011
OMG; are you sure? I heard that two people were killed, do you know who the other one is?
and wrote:
james s gonzin, the crazy guy that walked mercer st died in that fire
Have some respect

Princeton, WV

#3 Apr 18, 2011
"Crazy" or not, this was somebodys brother/son/family member. Have some respect.

Since: Oct 10

Beckley, WV

#4 Apr 18, 2011
I have family that lives out that way---to our knowledge no names have been released on the victims, yet. It was also understood that it was 2 women in the house, that no men were involved. This information has not yet been released, however, so nothing is for sure.
Have some respect

Princeton, WV

#5 Apr 18, 2011
There were 4 adults and 2 children in the house. 2 of the adults and both children made it out safely. 2 men were killed in the fire. Wvva does have the details now also. I know the family and the first comment was VERY disrespectful.

Since: Oct 10

Beckley, WV

#6 Apr 18, 2011
I'm not sure all of the details, but I was just informed that the last name of the family was Sizemore. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
iPhone

Washington, DC

#7 Apr 18, 2011
What a terrible way to parish. Prayers to the family
Have some respect

Princeton, WV

#8 Apr 18, 2011
You were informed wrong.

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Two men are dead following a house fire Sunday evening.

Multiple fire departments responded to the scene of the blaze in a mobile home off Route 19 near Kegley in Mercer County.

According to family members, James Gonzin, 51, and Roland Alger, 73, were killed in the fire. Two other adults and two children were able to escape the blaze.

Fire investigators have yet to determine what caused the blaze.

Gonzin's cousin and neighbor Gary Hubbard shares his account of what happened.

"My wife she got up screaming, then the kids came to my porch and said their house was on fire. I got up and run outside and all I saw was big flames," says Hubbard.

Hubbard says he and other family members tried to help the trapped men, but the fire was just too intense.

"The flames was just too bad; the smoke, everybody was screaming and it was just awful. It was just one of them things that nobody could help, " comments Hubbard.

Hubbard believes the firefighters who responded to the call did everything they could too.

"I saw guys getting dressed coming down the mountain going in to that fire," says Hubbard.

After witnessing the devastation that killed his kin and neighbor, Hubbard is amazed that anyone made it out alive.

"It's surprising that anybody got out of that fire. It just happened so quick. That thing burnt down in no time," says Hubbard.

WVVA.com will have further details as they become available.

Since: Oct 10

Beckley, WV

#9 Apr 18, 2011
Have some respect wrote:
You were informed wrong.
MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- Two men are dead following a house fire Sunday evening.
Multiple fire departments responded to the scene of the blaze in a mobile home off Route 19 near Kegley in Mercer County.
According to family members, James Gonzin, 51, and Roland Alger, 73, were killed in the fire. Two other adults and two children were
able to escape the blaze.
Fire investigators have yet to determine what
caused the blaze.
Gonzin's cousin and neighbor Gary Hubbard
shares his account of what happened.
"My wife she got up screaming, then the kids
came to my porch and said their house was
on fire. I got up and run outside and all I
saw was big flames," says Hubbard.
Hubbard says he and other family members
tried to help the trapped men, but the fire
was just too intense.
"The flames was just too bad; the smoke,
everybody was screaming and it was just awful. It was just one of them things that
nobody could help, " comments Hubbard.
Hubbard believes the firefighters who
responded to the call did everything they
could too.
"I saw guys getting dressed coming down the mountain going in to that fire," says
Hubbard.
After witnessing the devastation that killed
his kin and neighbor, Hubbard is amazed that anyone made it out alive.
"It's surprising that anybody got out of that
fire. It just happened so quick. That thing
burnt down in no time," says Hubbard.
WVVA.com will have further details as they become available.

Thanks for sharing this information...and I do apologize, it was said that one of the victims, or other individuals in the house was kin to a Sizemore. Either way, this is terrible and prayers go out to the family.
hey

Bluefield, WV

#10 Apr 19, 2011
Bugga91 wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for sharing this information...and I do apologize, it was said that one of the victims, or other individuals in the house was kin to a Sizemore. Either way, this is terrible and prayers go out to the family.
I have Sizemores' in my family.. was it a Sizemore?

Since: Oct 10

Beckley, WV

#11 Apr 19, 2011
hey wrote:
<quoted text>
I have Sizemores' in my family.. was it a Sizemore?
The individuals who's lives were list are named above. A Sizemore did not parish in the house, but one of the individuals in the house (I don't know who) was either related to or married to a Sizemore.
Jane Crockett Bacilio

Romney, WV

#12 Apr 20, 2011
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james s gonzin, the crazy guy that walked mercer st died in that fire
You are an insensitive jerk. He was a very sweet and sincere person. You really should consider what you say or type before doing so. He has family and friends that are griefing his loss. One day you will die and someone (mother, sister, child, friend) will be mourning for you. I pray that some ignorant person like yourself does not print/say anything so thoughtless.
only in wv

Oakvale, WV

#13 Apr 20, 2011
Jane Crockett Bacilio wrote:
<quoted text>
You are an insensitive jerk. He was a very sweet and sincere person. You really should consider what you say or type before doing so. He has family and friends that are griefing his loss. One day you will die and someone (mother, sister, child, friend) will be mourning for you. I pray that some ignorant person like yourself does not print/say anything so thoughtless.
well consider this,the man was a registered sex offender who kidnaped and molested a female chid under yhe age of 5..Could be god working in his mysterious way..huh? why where children present..humm..sex offender in the house..humm..only in wv
Family

Clay, WV

#14 Apr 20, 2011
only in wv wrote:
<quoted text>well consider this,the man was a registered sex offender who kidnaped and molested a female chid under yhe age of 5..Could be god working in his mysterious way..huh? why where children present..humm..sex offender in the house..humm..only in wv
I have you to know I am a family and before you slash someone that has died you need to know the whole situation behind a story. He was a very sick man that did nothing wrong as loing as he took his medicines. On the fact of him being a child molestor before you again slash someone that has passed away you need to know what really happened. Also I guess you would be messed up for life too if your Dad beat you everyday growing up wouldn't you? He had the mind compacity of a 10 year old. He was a very very sick man. I think that all of you talking about him should be quiet unless you know the entire story. I also wanna say that God working in mysterious ways he does indeed, but come on no one deserves to die in this kind of manner. I also want to say that if you believe God works in mysterious ways then why are you gonna get on here and trash a dead person for? Maybe God should work in mysterious ways on you all talking crap about a dead person who was very very sick
La Madrina

Rocky Mount, NC

#15 Apr 22, 2011
"And"(Meadowbridge)j ames s gonzin, the crazy guy that walked mercer st died in that fire!
My REPLY in reference to the "Crazyguy" James.S. Goznin!
No need in reffering to anyone as crazy especially right after their death! Apparently you're a child or act like one, but "Every DOG has their day" & your's is right around the bend, KARMA crackz the phuck outta of you while least expecting it!
"Only in West Va"(Amma WVa)well consider this,the man was a registered sex offender who kidnaped and molested a female chid under yhe age of 5..Could be god working in his mysterious way..huh? why where children present..humm..sex offender in the house..humm..only in wv
My response in reference to your MAGGOT AZZ!
Consider this moron, he was not a SEX offender, READ again IF you know how to READ! It was "Attempted Child Abduction" that you know nothing about. NOTHING to do with Child Molestation a minor child. You as most of your fellow W-Virginians are assuming as you'Z choose to, but til' you know FACTS you shouldn't speak! Especially behind a computer screen "Chicken Shyt MOFO"...Also consider this STUNOD: You, yourself are more than likely a child molester hiding on-line, a predator!!!
PS: Much thanks to those that honestly knew my brothers circumstances & for speaking kind words of him. Isn't it so very disturbing that those humans that are so bad enjoy hiding behind a computer only making themselves plainly understood to us all that they are weak, scared, childish & slightly touched. Especially to speak of the dead to try & make themselves feel a lil' better. But it's all coming back to ya'Z believe that shyt! WORD!!! Ciao a tutti bastardoz..."1LOVE"
Just Curious

Princeton, WV

#16 Apr 22, 2011
I agree with you; I knew James, thru work, and altho he did have problems, so do the rest of us. No one is perfect and as everyone else, he had his good as well as bad times. I also know some of his family members; they're prety good people.
Have some respect wrote:
There were 4 adults and 2 children in the house. 2 of the adults and both children made it out safely. 2 men were killed in the fire. Wvva does have the details now also. I know the family and the first comment was VERY disrespectful.
Family

Clay, WV

#17 Apr 22, 2011
La Madrina wrote:
"And"(Meadowbridge)j ames s gonzin, the crazy guy that walked mercer st died in that fire!
My REPLY in reference to the "Crazyguy" James.S. Goznin!
No need in reffering to anyone as crazy especially right after their death! Apparently you're a child or act like one, but "Every DOG has their day" & your's is right around the bend, KARMA crackz the phuck outta of you while least expecting it!
"Only in West Va"(Amma WVa)well consider this,the man was a registered sex offender who kidnaped and molested a female chid under yhe age of 5..Could be god working in his mysterious way..huh? why where children present..humm..sex offender in the house..humm..only in wv
My response in reference to your MAGGOT AZZ!
Consider this moron, he was not a SEX offender, READ again IF you know how to READ! It was "Attempted Child Abduction" that you know nothing about. NOTHING to do with Child Molestation a minor child. You as most of your fellow W-Virginians are assuming as you'Z choose to, but til' you know FACTS you shouldn't speak! Especially behind a computer screen "Chicken Shyt MOFO"...Also consider this STUNOD: You, yourself are more than likely a child molester hiding on-line, a predator!!!
PS: Much thanks to those that honestly knew my brothers circumstances & for speaking kind words of him. Isn't it so very disturbing that those humans that are so bad enjoy hiding behind a computer only making themselves plainly understood to us all that they are weak, scared, childish & slightly touched. Especially to speak of the dead to try & make themselves feel a lil' better. But it's all coming back to ya'Z believe that shyt! WORD!!! Ciao a tutti bastardoz..."1LOVE"
I send my prayers to you all... I am in the family but kind of distant... Dont know who you are exactly but I had to speak my peaceno one should be on here talking about him or anyone else... God Bless you all and I will take up for him because I know he was a special person that was just sick at times. God Bless you all and we must be kin because if he was your brother then his Mom was my great aunt
City Slicker

Beckley, WV

#18 Apr 23, 2011
i think its just disrespectful to turn a tragety into a debate about who is wrong or rite about man or woman who died or not. The point is 2 ppl have passed and we should just leave it at that.
steve is family

Asheville, NC

#19 Oct 15, 2011
only in wv wrote:
<quoted text>well consider this,the man was a registered sex offender who kidnaped and molested a female chid under yhe age of 5..Could be god working in his mysterious way..huh? why where children present..humm..sex offender in the house..humm..only in wv
No u freakin piece of cowardly crap he was not charged with touching the child inappropriately ur an idiot and do not comprehend the criminal justice system and the sex offender registry or how easy it is for one to be charged as a sex offender even if they try to run with thier own child. This is all beside the point u are probably a really mentally challenged individual yourself...and u def are uneducated detectable by your lack of criminal justice knowledge and your spelling please do use spell check....whatever u are a coward i know!!!
steve is family

Asheville, NC

#20 Oct 15, 2011
and wrote:
james s gonzin, the crazy guy that walked mercer st died in that fire
do all the gonzin's a favor say it directly to one of us....not on this forum u must know us as well we were in Princeton with him,stores,etc. so say it to us PLEASE>..so many cowards in the big fancy town of Princeton...and so many self righteous!!!!! TRY ME!!!!

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