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Significant damage reported at Kenova fire

Jun. 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Firefighters found heavy flames through the roof of a house early Thursday morning in Kenova.

Wayne County 911 received word of the incident at 4:15 a.m. It was located in the 1800 block of Poplar Street. A neighbor was credited with seeing the fire and calling for help.

Kenova Volunteer Fire Sgt. Kyle Adkins described it as a two-story house. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames already through the roof.

A preliminary look at the fire leads officials to believe the fire was electrical in nature. Adkins said they believe it started on the second floor toward the back of the house and quickly vented through its roof. Further investigation will be completed by the state Fire Marshal's Office.

Nobody was home at the time, and no injuries were reported. Adkins said crews eventually made contact with the house's resident, although he was unsure where that person had been.

The Kenova Volunteer Fire Department received assistance from counterparts in Ceredo and Catlettsburg, Ky.

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