UPDATE: Homeowners Escape Wayne Co. House Fire

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/1/14 @ 10:15 a.m.
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The walls are still crashing down on what's left of a house that was destroyed in a fire Thursday night.

The fire was reported about 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the home along Premiere Street, off of Route 75 in Wayne County.

The homeowner, John Williamson, tells WSAZ.com that he was his workshop about 50 yards from the house when his wife came running down, yelling the house was on fire.

Williamson says his wife was inside when the fire started.

“Evidently it was on fire while she was in there," he said. "Before she knew it, heard it or seen it, it was already burning over top of her head when she come out of there."

Williamson says he has no idea what started the fire.

He and his wife have lived the brick home since 2001 when it was built.

Much of the furniture in the home was handmade by Williamson.

No one was injured in the fire.

The Lavalette and Ceredo fire departments fought the fire.

Extra water tankers and crews were called to the scene because of the rural location.

UPDATE 8/1/14 @ 2:19 a.m.
WAYNE CO., W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A large house was destroyed by fire in rural Wayne County Thursday night.

The fire started at a home on Premier Dr., just off Wolf Creek Rd. about 10 Thursday evening. That's near Rt. 75 between Lavalette and Spring Valley Drive.

Firefighters on scene tell WSAZ.com no one was injured in the fire. Extra water tankers and crews were called to the scene because of its rural location.

WAYNE CO., W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Firefighters are battling a large house fire in a rural area of Wayne County, West Virginia. The fire started at a home on Premier Drive, off of Wolf Creek Road, around 10pm Thursday.

Firefighters on the scene say no one was injured in the fire. But the rural location and size of the fire is proving difficult for first responders. Firefighters have called in extra water tankers to help battle the flames.

The fire is still burning more than an hour after it started.

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