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Fire extensively damages area home

Jun. 15, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A local man was on vacation Friday morning when an attic fire caused extensive damage to a house he recently purchased near Huntington.

Cabell County 911 received word of the incident at 1:50 a.m. Friday. It was located in the first block of Seneca Road, which is part of the Garden Farms subdivision located off Norwood Road.

A neighbor noticed the fire and called for help, said Green Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Stephen Saunders. Firefighters arrived to find the second-story roof engulfed in flames.

They contained fire and smoke damage to the second floor and attic, however the entire home received significant water damage. Saunders said the overall damage was extensive.

Various levels of the house allowed firefighters to stand on a one-story portion of roof to access flames burning a two-story section, Saunders said. That helped his crews obtain a better view of the fire and better position for their hoses.

Firefighters were unsure of a cause, but Saunders suspects it was accidental.

No injuries were reported. Saunders made contact with the homeowner midmorning Friday.

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