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Lavalette home destroyed by flames

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 08:13 AM

LAVALETTE — A family was camping locally Tuesday morning when fire destroyed their home in Lavalette, according to Lavalette Volunteer Fire Chief John Maynard.

Dispatchers received word of the fire at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday in the Donna Heights subdivision, located along W.Va. 75 about 4 miles west of its intersection with W.Va. 152.

Flames already had spread through half of the home by the time firefighters arrived, Maynard said. No injuries were reported as the family was not home at the time.

The one-story house received extensive fire damage, Maynard said. Heat from the flames also melted vinyl siding on a neighboring home, but a quick stop by firefighters prevented further damage next door.

The cause and precise origin of the fire remains under investigation, Maynard said.

The Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department provided assistance.

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