By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Firefighters battled two house fires and two brush fires in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle Thursday.
The two houses were destroyed in separate blazes within about three hours of each other. The two brush fires burned a total of about eight acres.
The first fire was reported about 3 p.m. in the Sleepy Hollow subdivision, which is off W.Va. 9 west of Martinsburg near the border between Berkeley and Morgan counties.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, a single-story house along Rocky Circle was engulfed in flames and the fire was spreading into a nearby wooded area, said Capt. Brian Bare of the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Co.