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Fire displaces Martinsburg family

April 14, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A fire that appeared to start in the living room of a mobile home displaced a Martinsburg-area family on Tuesday, Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department 1st Lt. Dennis Soward said.

No one was injured in the fire at 56 Majestic Drive, Soward said. The cause of the fire, which was reported at 5:26 p.m., is under investigation.

Flames could be seen coming out of the front of the home when firefighters arrived, but fire damage was contained to the living room of the double-wide trailer, Soward said. The fire caused smoke and heat damage to the kitchen, dining room and hallway areas, Soward said.

The family was not home when the fire was reported and members were being assisted by relatives, Soward said.

Joining Baker Heights volunteers at the Royal Crest subdivision home were personnel from Bedington Volunteer Fire Department, Martinsburg Veterans Affairs (Medical Center) Fire Department and Berkeley County's Homeland Security and Emergency Management office and Emergency Ambulance Authority.

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A member of the Berkeley County Fire Investigation Team also responded, Soward said.

-- Matthew Umstead

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