Fire Destroys Home in Charleston

UPDATE 12/13/12 @ 11:15 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- New information about a fire that damaged a home on Charleston's West Side.

It started about 6 p.m. along 7th avenue.

Firefighters say it had been boarded up, but the front door had been forced open.

The mountain mission owned the home. It was actually going to be demolished soon.

The mountain mission has bought 13 homes in the neighborhood.

They are preparing to build a community outreach center that will offer education classes, a food pantry and gym.

No one was hurt in the fire.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/13/12 @ 7:24 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Firefighters responded to an early morning house fire Thursday on Charleston's west side.

The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. at 1613 7th Avenue.

Firefighters tell WSAZ.com the house was vacant and boarded up, but when they arrived on scene the front door was open.

No one was hurt.

The 1600-block of 7th Avenue was closed as firefighters investigated the fire.

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