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No one hurt in West Virginia house fire

April 19, 2010|By JULIE E. GREENE

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. -- No one was hurt in a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a rancher in the Bunker Hill Heights subdivision, a South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Department official said.

The fire at 311 Quarter Drive was reported at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, a Berkeley County 911 dispatcher said. The subdivision is off Giles Mill Road.

By the time firefighters arrived, about half of the house was on fire, Fire Lt. Dave Simmons said. South Berkeley firefighters were dispatched at 3:26 a.m. and arrived at the fire at 3:36 a.m., according to Simmons and a 911 dispatcher. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to get the fire under control, Simmons said.

Simmons said it appeared the residents of the house were staying in a camper behind the house and were not in the rancher at the time of the fire. They have a place to stay as a relative lives next door, he said.

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The cause of the fire will be investigated, he said.

Simmons estimated 23 firefighters from South Berkeley, Back Creek Valley, Baker Heights, Middleway, and Clear Brook Fire Department in Frederick County, Va., responded to the fire.

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