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UPDATE: Fire destroys home on Ceres Road

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Photo by Kristen Conner Photo by Kristen Conner
Photo by Kristen Conner Photo by Kristen Conner
Photo by Kristen Conner Photo by Kristen Conner

UPDATE:

As of 6:45 PM, crews were still on the scene of a fire that destroyed a Mercer County home Wednesday afternoon.

Crews from Green Valley-Glenwood, Bluewell, East River, and Oakvale responded to the call at the house on Ceres Road, and the WV Division of Forestry came out to supervise a small brush fire that also sparked from the blaze.

The family living in the home tells WVVA they were not hurt, but they lost 2 dogs in the fire. 

Firefighters were having a difficult time securing enough water to fight the blaze. Tankers were shuttling back and forth from the scene to keep enough on the flames.

The home was completely destroyed. Although its cause is under investigation, firefighters did say they believe it began in the garage, then spread to the home.

The owner kept some gunpowder and ammunition for reloading on his property, which became combustible due to the high heat and flames.

 

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GREEN VALLEY (WVVA) - Crews have contained a fire the destroyed a Mercer County home Wednesday afternoon.

Crews from Bluewell and Green Valley-Glenwood responded to the fire off Ceres Road shortly before 2 p.m.

The home and an outbuilding were complete losses. The fire spread into nearby brush but has been contained.

Two people living in the home tell WVVA News at the scene that they are OK, but lost two dogs in the fire.

WVVA's Kristen Conner was at the scene and will have more this evening on WVVA News.

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