GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - A fire Tuesday destroyed a Morgan County family's home off W.Va. 9 despite the efforts of emergency responders from three states, according to Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co. Assistant Chief Roger Steiner.
Heath and Cynthia Jessie and their four children, an 8-year-old girl, 9-year-old twins and an 11-year-old boy, were not home at 1751 Woodmont Road when firefighters were dispatched about 10:50 a.m., Steiner said. No emergency responders were injured either, Steiner said.
"When I got there, flames were shooting out of the back of the house," Steiner said of the one-story, prefabricated structure at 1751 Woodmont Road, west of Great Cacapon and about one mile or so off W.Va. 9.
Though still under investigation, Steiner said the fire appeared to start in the kitchen and might have been caused by an appliance. Assistant State Fire Marshal Ed Robinson was notified of the fire and is expected to make a determination as to what caused it, Steiner said.