KEYSER - An early-morning fire Tuesday brought firefighters from two states and did significant damage to a North End residence.

By Liz Beavers
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KEYSER - An early-morning fire Tuesday brought firefighters from two states and did significant damage to a North End residence.
According to Keyser Volunteer Fire Department chief Mike Simpson, no one was home at the time the blaze broke out at the 410 N. Main St. home of Elva and the late Reno Calemine.
Simpson said he thought a granddaughter was living in the house with her grandmother, and the family was away at the time of the fire.
The call came in at 3:42 a.m.. according to Mineral County 911.
“It started in the family room, near the floor level,” Simpson said, adding that investigation ruled the cause to be electrical.
Damages were estimated at approximately $50,000.
Wednesday, insurance adjusters and clean-up crews were on the scene to assess the damages.
A total of 26 firefighters were on the scene from Keyser, Fountain, New Creek, Tri-Towns of Piedmont and Potomac No. 2 of Westernport, while Burlington stayed on standby at Keyser’s station.
Keyser EMS was also at the fire, although there were no injuries reported.
Keyser Police Department and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department assisted, and CSX was contacted to hold any trains that might be coming through the area.