BLOOMINGTON - Firefighters were combing through the ruins of a Garrett Highway residence Friday following a 6 a.m. blaze which destroyed the structure and left a family homeless.

BLOOMINGTON - Firefighters were combing through the ruins of a Garrett Highway residence Friday following a 6 a.m. blaze which destroyed the structure and left a family homeless.

Firefighters from Mineral, Allegany and Garrett counties were dispatched to the residence located approximately 2 1/2 miles above Bloomington, and traffic was curtailed for awhile as emergency personnel fought the blaze.