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Fire destroys home in McDowell County

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A home in Havaco, WV is destroyed by fire. The call came in around noon on Thursday. photo courtesy: Timothy Hairston A home in Havaco, WV is destroyed by fire. The call came in around noon on Thursday. photo courtesy: Timothy Hairston
MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

A home is consumed by fire in McDowell County on Thursday.

The call came in around noon to a residence on Little Egypt Road in the Havaco area; just outside of Welch.

According to Chief Dennie Hale with the Welch VFD, strong winds fueled the flames. The family was able to make it out safely, but the home is a total loss. 

Hale says the fire appears to have started in a back bedroom. There is no indication of foul play.

Around a dozen firefighters from the Gary VFD and Welch VFD battled the fire. Crews were on scene for more than three hours.

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