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UPDATE: Guyandotte House Fire Finally Out

By: WSAZ News Staff
By: WSAZ News Staff

b>UPDATE 1/11/12 @ 3:00 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Fire investigators are now trying to learn the cause of a fire that destroyed a house in the Guyandotte section of Huntington.

The fire in the 300 block of Prospect Street was called-in around 4:30 Wednesday morning.

It took fire crews hours to douse the blaze that rekindled several times.

Witnesses say the man living inside the house tried to fight the fire himself before firefighters arrived, and suffered burns to his hands. No word on his condition

A neighbor tells the man told him, he knocked over a space heater and that is when the fire started.

The City Fire Marshal says the fire was hard to fight because of all the stuff in the house.

Bridge Street was closed for a number hours, it is now back open.

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UPDATE 1/11/12 @ 6 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Cabell County 911 dispatchers say Bridge Street in Guyandotte is shut down following a house fire Wednesday morning.

Dispatchers tell the road will be closed until at least 7 a.m.

The call about the fire came in about 4:30 a.m. The house is in the 300-block of Prospect Street.

Witnesses say a man living inside the home tried to fight the fire himself before firefighters arrived, and suffered burns to his hands.

A firefighter was taken to the hospital suffering suffering from some type of medical condition. He is expected to be okay, according to firefighters at the scene.

The fire rekindled about 5:45 a.m., but it is back under control.

No word how it started.

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/11/12 @ 4:45 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington firefighters are on the scene of a working fire on Prospect Street in the Guyandotte area.

Cabell County 911 dispatchers tell us a home in the 300-block is on fire.

The call came in about 4:30 Wednesday morning.

Right now, firefighters don't know if anyone is inside the home.

We have a crew on the way to the scene.

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