Fires cause damage in West Virginia
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fire destroyed a house and badly damaged another in the Eastern Panhandle Monday.
In a third fire, two children playing with a lighter caused two outbuildings to catch fire in the Fox Glen subdivision in Jefferson County, according to firefighters.
About 2 p.m., a fire started in the laundry room of a house in Harpers Ferry Campsites near Harpers Ferry.
When fire crews arrived, the house was engulfed in flames, said Scott Knill, chief of the Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Co.
The fire spread to woods behind the house, scorching about one-quarter acre, Knill said.
The owner of the house was not immediately determined.
About an hour later, the two storage buildings in Fox Glen caught fire. The children were playing with a lighter between the two buildings, said Ed Smith, chief of the Independent Fire Co.