Fire destroys home in southern Wood County; no injuries reported

WOOD COUNTY, W. Va (WTAP) - Fire destroyed a home in a rural area of southern Wood County Friday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters from Lubeck, Blennerhassett and Washington Bottom responded to the fire at 182 Wigal Road in Belleville about 8:30 a.m.

The home was fully involved, and there was heavy smoke showing when firefighters arrived. After more than an hour, crews were still working to put out hot spots within the structure.

“No cars in the driveway. We don’t believe anybody is in the house. "We will search it, but at this time, we do not believe anyone is home,” said Jason Blue, assistant chief of the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department.

The case of the fire remains under investigation, and the American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

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