NEW CREEK - A New Creek man was left homeless Monday evening when a fire swept through his Deer Haven home.



By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
NEW CREEK - A New Creek man was left homeless Monday evening when a fire swept through his Deer Haven home.
New Creek Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief Chris Biggs said the single-family dwelling located off Warrior Drive was fully involved when the first firefighters arrived on the scene.
According to Biggs, the home was a modified mobile home, with rooms that had been added to the original structure.
"The cause of the fire is undetermined; it appeared to have started around the middle of the living room," he said.
"It was a total loss."
There were no injuries in the blaze, although Hamilton lost two family cats.
Hamilton's sister, Heather Helman, said his small son sometimes stayed with Hamilton, but was not at the home at the time of the fire.
Helman has started a drive to help her brother rebuild his life, and says everything from clothing to household items is needed.
"He lost everything," she said.
Hamilton wears size 2X shirts, 38x30 pants and size 12 shoes.
Anyone with any clothing or household items to donate may contact her at 304-790-0677 or email her at boxerluv328@yahoo.com.
Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation may take it to the Keyser Branch, First United Bank & Trust on Southern Drive, where an account has been set up in the name of Robert J. Hamilton.
Biggs expressed his appreciation for all those area fire and rescue companies that responded to the 7:30 p.m. fire. They included: Keyser, Fountain Burlington, Tri-Towns of Piedmont, and Potomac No. 2 of Westernport, along with New Creek and Keyser EMS.
The West Virginia State Police also responded to the scene.