Eight without a home after house fire in Jefferson

The home was completely engulfed when firefighters got on scene.
The home was completely engulfed when firefighters got on scene.(Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department)
Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 10:23 AM EST
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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Crews are on scene of a house fire in Jefferson.

Metro 911 dispatchers say they started getting calls about it around 9:40 a.m. Saturday.

It happened on the 1000 block of Chestnut Street and when firefighters arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames.

The fire has been put out although firefighters have returned for rekindles.

No injuries have been reported at this time. Eight people lived inside the home and Red Cross has been called to help assist.

Those that lived inside the home including Nina Roush said they have lost everything.

“We’ve lost everything,” said Roush. “ It’s the roof over your head and its cold I mean it is not a good time for it to happen no time is but the winter is cold.”

She said she does not know what this means for her and the others living there.

“Nobody knows yet we don’t know there’s nothing right now nothing available there was no insurance,” said Roush.

The state fire marshal has been called out to investigate the fire. Jefferson firefighters say with how far along the fire was on their arrival they are unsure where it might have started.

Dispatchers say Jefferson Fire, West Side Fire, South Charleston Fire, and Alum Creek Fire are on scene right now.

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