Crews battle Beckley house fire

Local - 3/19/2014 4:35 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – A fire in Raleigh County destroys a home Wednesday morning. 

The Beckley Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Ridge Avenue just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Fire officials arrived on scene when the home was fully engulfed with flames coming out of both ends.

Crews battled the blaze for several hours before getting it under control.

Beckley Fire Capt. Joe Coughlin says winds upwards of 15 mph made containing the fire more difficult.

“The bottom was getting away from us, so we had to pull out a couple time from the second floor until it was safe to go back up there and operate.”

One man was home at the time of the fire and he got out safely.

A cause for the fire remains under investigation.


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Original Story 3/19/14 11:00 a.m.

BECKLEY - Crews are battling a structure fire in Raleigh County.

Dispatchers say the call came in at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday that a house on Ridge Avenue in Beckley caught fire. Beckley City Firefighters are still on-scene. No injuries were reported.


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