MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Fire raced through a one-story house off W.Va. 9 east of Martinsburg Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.
Jane Spencer said her mother was cooking a meal for her nephew in the house when a grease fire started on top of the stove.
Spencer said her nephew, who is visually impaired, called her at work when the fire broke out.
"I said get out. I'll call 911," said Spencer.
When firefighters arrived at the house at 129 Sequest Lane, heavy flames were shooting out the center of the roof, said Lt. Travis Shroades of the Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Co., one of seven rescue units to respond to the scene.
"It pretty well gutted it out," said Shroades.
The fire was reported at about 2:17 p.m. and the last fire department left the scene four hours later, said dispatchers.