Abandoned house catches fire

Local - 8/24/2013 6:34 PM by Joe Hellriegel
BECKLEY - A vacant home in Raleigh County is destroyed early Saturday morning after a fire tears through its top floor.

Captain Joe Coughlin with the Beckley Fire Department told Newswatch the fire started after the 3 a.m. Saturday on Hill Street. The first firefighters on scene said the front door was gone and the roof had collapsed on the right side. After battling the fire for some time Coughlin decided the blaze was unsafe to fight from inside the building. Crews were on scene until 3 p.m.

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