Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsWva

Family of six loses home in fire

October 26, 2000

Family of six loses home in fire



By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A family of six lost their home and possessions in a fire Wednesday night in Bakerton, W.Va.

The two-story structure owned by Gerald Holler of Benson Road was destroyed, said Steve Hough, fire chief of the Friendship Fire Department. About 40 firefighters battled the blaze, which was reported about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

"It was pretty heavily involved by the time we got there," Hough said. "They pretty much lost everything." He said the Red Cross was trying to help the members of the family. No one was injured.

"There were people in the house at the time, but everybody got out," Hough said.

The fire appeared to be accidental, he said.

"Right now, we're looking at the possibility of a dryer fire," Hough said. "Someone who saw the fire said it was at the dryer or near to it."

Advertisement

Firefighters were on the scene for about three hours, Hough said. There were two nearby structures, an outbuilding next to the house and a nearby neighbor's building, Hough said.

"We were able to keep the fire from spreading to them and they didn't burn," he said.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|