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ALDERSON, W. Va (WVVA)-- A family lost their home Thursday night in a fire.

It happened on Dark Hollow Road in Monroe County, about a mile outside of Alderson.

The call came in around 11:15 PM, and according to Matt Brooks of the Alderson Fire Department, the home was a total loss.

"All the residents were out of the home when we arrived," Brooks said. "There was smoke coming out of the eves of the house."

The fire began in the attic area of the home, in a crawlspace above one of the bedrooms. The cause is still undetermined.

The Alderson Fire Department, Tri-County Fire Department, and Clintonville Fire Department responded to the blaze.

It took around 2 hours to put out the fire. "It was an older home," said Brooks, "and it suffered excessive smoke and heat damage." Brooks said the structure was still standing after the fire was out, but not much could be saved.

This came after another unrelated fire Wednesday on South Monroe Street, which according to Brooks, also destroyed a home.

He said there were no injuries in that fire, and the whole family was able to escape the house and call for help.

"Flames were rolling out the door upon our arrival to that fire," he said. 

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