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Early morning fire destroys Parkersburg home

Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 12:49 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2021 at 8:43 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Sunday morning fire has destroyed a home on 8th Avenue.

Fire Chief Jason Matthews says the home was “heavily involved” when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 8 A.M. Flames, he said, could be seen coming through the roof of the 1 1/2 story structure.

Matthews says the owners of the home were not there at the time. He adds that a dog died in the fire.

While the cause remains under investigation, officials believe the fire started on the wrap-around screened-in-porch and was accelerated by gas cans and propane tanks located on the porch. The fire was brought under control by late Sunday morning.

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