5 NEWS UPDATE: Fire Officials Still Investigating House Fire In Mon County
Written by Whitney Wetzel
Last updated on March 18, 2013 @ 7:53PM
Created on March 18, 2013 @ 7:39PM
Photo Courtesy: Wes Vanscoy
Photo Courtesy: Austin Vanscoy
 
5 News Update (3/18):
 
On Monday Officials from the State Fire Marshal's Office were out at the scene of the fire that destroyed a home on Grafton Road.
 
However, they still haven't been able to determine what sparked the blaze.
 
 
5 News Update 8:00 p.m. (3/16)
 
A fire burned a home in Monongalia County to the ground Saturday afternoon, and shut down a busy road while crews battled the blaze.
 
It started around 5:45 p.m. at a home on Grafton Road. That road was shut down for about two hours while crews worked to get the flames and smoke under control. However, firefighters told 5 News the home is a total loss.
 
Firefighters said three people were home when the fire broke out, but all of them were able to get out safely. Family members supposedly said they thought the fire started in the back bedroom.
 
At this time, officials said they aren't sure whether or not the blaze is suspicious.
 
Four different volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.
 
Original Story 7:00 p.m. (3/16)
 
A fire destroyed a home in Monongalia County Saturday afternoon.
 
It started around 5:45 p.m. at a house on Grafton Road. According to MECCA 911, it took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control. No word on whether or not anyone was home at the time.
 
We have a reporter at the scene working to get more details. Watch 5 News at 11 for more information.

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