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UPDATE: Man Escapes Burning Home in Cabell County

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

UPDATE 6/14/13 @ 1 p.m.
LESAGE, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Route 2 in Cabell County is back open following a house fire Friday morning.

The fire was at a house in the 5700-block of Ohio River Road. It was reported about 6:20 a.m. Friday. This is near the YMCA Kennedy Center.

The homeowner tells WSAZ.com the fire alarm saved him. Joe Fragle says when he woke up, he couldn't breathe or see. He then went to front door but couldn't get out. Fragle says he then went back into the bedroom, ripped out a window air conditioner and jumped out.

The road reopened about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Right now, there is no word on how the fire started.



ORIGINAL STORY 6/14/13 @ 7:35 a.m.
LESAGE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A house fire has blocked a portion of Route 2 in Cabell County.

The fire is at a house in the 5700-block of Ohio River Road. It was reported about 6:20 a.m. Friday. This is near the YMCA Kennedy Center.

The homeowner tells WSAZ.com that the fire alarm saved him. Joe Fragle says when he woke up he couldn't breathe or see. He then went to front door, but couldn't get out. Fragle says he then went back into the bedroom, ripped out a window air conditioner, and jumped out.

Fragle say he was also able to get his dog and a box of kittens out of the house.

Captain Mike Lister with the Ohio River Road VFD says six area volunteer fire departments have crews at the scene.

Right now, there is no word on how the fire started.

Drivers that need to use Route 2 should find an alternate route. The road is blocked between the Kennedy Center and Merritts Creek

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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