Alderson Fire Department confirmed that a Monroe County home is a total loss after a fire started in the kitchen Thursday night.
Lt. Matt Butler said Alderson, Clintonville and Tri-County fire departments responded to the call at 11:15 p.m.
When crews arrived, the fire was widespread in the attic with heavy smoke.
Butler said there were no injuries or entrapment, but the home was a total loss.
He said the fire was probably electrical and most likely started in the kitchen area above the attic.
Crews cleared the scene after three hours and Butler said the residents are staying with relatives.
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“The Road to Statehood” airs Thursday night at 8 p.m. on West Virginia PBS, in commemoration of the state’s 150th birthday.
New labor panel eyeing workplace health, safety
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Known as the Committee on Labor and Work Safety Issues, the new panel was requested by Sen. Jack Yost, D-Brooke.
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And, in a sense, indeed it was Tuesday, when Tim Miley accepted the gavel as the 56th speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates.
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Fayette County residents could be facing sharp increases in their sewer and water utility bills if the Public Service Commission (PSC) approves two rate hike requests by West Virginia American Water (WVAW) this year.
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