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Person Injured In Blaze

Afternoon fire guts Moundsville house

January 11, 2014
By SARAH HARMON - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

MOUNDSVILLE - One man was injured when a home at 121 Olive Ave. went up in flames Friday afternoon.

Neighbors stood by as the house was destroyed by the fire, gutting the inside of the house and causing the porch roof to collzapse.

According to Moundsville City Fire Chief Noel Clarke, the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Clarke was not sure of the extent of the man's injuries, and his identity was not released.

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Photo by Sarah Harmon
A firefighter battles flames through a window at an Olive Avenue home Friday in Moundsville.

Clarke said the fire "had a big head start" when crews arrived on scene at about 3:30 p.m. The Moundsville City Fire Department, Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department, Moundsville Police Department and Marshall County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.

"There were some hot spots inside where enclosed spaces are burning," Clarke said on scene. "It's manageable now."

The siding on surrounding houses also was damaged. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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