FAIRMONT — No one was injured in an early morning fire Wednesday at a home on Potomac Avenue, according to Fairmont Fire Department Chief Ed Simmons.
He said the call for the blaze at 819 Potomac Ave. came in sometime before 1 a.m.
According to Simmons, the damage was contained to the kitchen area, on the first floor of the two-story structure. The home incurred fire, smoke and water damage, he said.
The fire chief said the cause is under investigation.
The fire department will work with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office to determine the cause.
Simmons said the person who lives at the residence was not home at the time of the fire.
A dog was outside before firefighters arrived on scene, he added.
Simmons said the fire was under control within 10 minutes.
Firefighters entered the house through the door on the front porch, and were also seen going in and out of the basement.
The resident, who identified himself as Daniel Reed, showed up at the scene as firefighters were battling the blaze.
He said his circuit box had previously burned out, and his power had been off since Friday. He said he had it replaced, and had just gotten his power back on Tuesday evening.
Reed said when he arrived, he went inside and retrieved his dog.
The Fairmont Police Department and the Marion County Rescue Squad were called to the scene for support.