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Mineral Daily News-Tribune - Keyser, WV
  • Fire that left 7 homeless is under investigation

  • RIDGELEY - An investigator from the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office is working to determine the cause of the New Year's Day fire which destroyed a mobile home in Ridgeley and left seven people homeless.
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  • From Staff Reports
    RIDGELEY - An investigator from the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office is working to determine the cause of the New Year's Day fire which destroyed a mobile home in Ridgeley and left seven people homeless.
    According to reports, none of the occupants of the home were injured in the blaze, but an area firefighter did sustain injuries in a fall from the porch. He was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
    The 12:13 a.m. fire, which reportedly started near the front door of the mobile home, resulted in an estimated $25,000 loss to the dwelling and $5,000 to the contents.
    The American Red Cross provided assistance to the displaced family.
    Firefighters from all over the area responded to the blaze, including: Ridgeley, Short Gap, and Wiley Ford in Mineral County and Cumberland, Bedford Road, Bowling Green, Cresaptown, Corriganville, Frostburg and Shaft in Allegany County.
    Deputies from the Mineral County Sheriff's Department, as well as the Ridgeley City Police, also responded to the scene.

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