UPDATE: Two Families Left Without a Home After Fire

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

UPDATE 3/1/13 @ 6:30 p.m.
GENOA, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two families are now left without a home after a fire broke out Friday afternoon.

It happened about 3 p.m. in the 600 block of Old N&W Railroad Road in Genoa.

Rosa Webb was in shock to suddenly find herself homeless.

"I just went to Wayne to pick my son up from work," Webb said. "When I came back, it was on fire."

Bill Likens, assistant fire chief with the Dunlow Volunteer Fire Department, tells WSAZ.com that two families lived in the home.

Likens says there was no water access, so they had to wait until the East Lynn Volunteer Fire Department got to the scene with water to help contain the fire.

Crews let the fire burn out. They were able to keep it from spreading to homes beside it.

"I’d just straightened up,” Webb said. “I don't know what I’m going to do yet."

Another man lived in a separate apartment in that house. He wasn't home when the fire started either.

There's no word on what started it.

Firefighters were able to get Webb’s pet Chihuahua out of the burning home.

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