Raleigh County, West Virginia: Man Killed in Fire Was Wanted for Operating Meth Lab

February 25, 2016 Updated: February 25, 2016

A man killed in a house fire in West Virginia was wanted by police for making meth.

Daniel Simmons, 38, died in the fire on Rainbow Road in Cool Ridge, Raleigh County early Tuesday.

His wife was arrested on Monday by State Police after officers discovered a clandestine meth lab at the house. 

UPDATE: Man killed in Raleigh County fire wanted by police for operating meth lab

Posted by WVVA News on Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Danita Simmons later admitted to making meth with her husband at the house once a week, according to the criminal complaint obtained by WVVA.

Daniel Simmons was at-large at the time of his death.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined.

The Simmons have three sons and three daughters.