The Times West Virginian

February 15, 2013

Fire destroys Montana Mines home

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — A fire at Montana Mines early Thursday morning destroyed a home, but firefighters were able to rescue an adjacent home with minimal damage.

According to 911 dispatch logs, the fire was reported around 2:25 a.m. Thursday, with Winfield Volunteer Fire Department arriving on scene within about five minutes.

“It was an old house,” said Assistant Fire Chief Mark Niggemyer.

Specifically, his understanding was that it was a storage building being converted into a home. People were living there at the time.

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