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Fire guts W.Va. home

July 23, 1999

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - A vacation home burned to the ground Thursday night before the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co. could make the 10-mile trip up the mountain, said Fire Chief Tom "Tucker" Stinebaugh.

No one was hurt.

The fire department got the call just before 9 p.m. By the time they got to the Valley High Timber Farms subdivision about 20 minutes later, the one-and-a-half story house was gone, Stinebaugh said.

"We just put out the ashes," he said.

The subdivision is west of Great Cacapon off W.Va. 9, he said.

Firefighters from Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Paw Paw, W.Va., and Hancock, assisted in the cleanup.

The house was believed to be owned by a Baltimore-area man, Stinebaugh said.

A cause has not been determined.

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