EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSHUNTINGTON HOUSE FIRE
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Abandoned Huntington Home Destroyed After Early Morning Fire
Reported by: Dave Benton
Web Producer: Tiersa Davis
Also Contributing: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 3, 2012 8:37 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 3, 2012 10:45 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
It was an early wake up call for James Evans. He lives across the street from the abandoned home that caught fire around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
While firefighters continue to investigate exactly how the fire started, they say there's a pretty good chance it would be an arson since nobody lived there.
Huntington Fire Captain Dave Bias said, "It's an abandoned structure, no utilities and it's no like lightning struck it. It's probably some type of human event here. It still needs to be investigated."
The 500 block of 2nd street is not an area of town recently targeted for suspicious fires, that's why it caught neighbors off guard.
Louise Nichols lives next door and said, "How would you feel if someone knocked on your door and said the house next door is on fire."
Six hours after the initial fire, it began smoldering. Neighbors called the fire department and they found a piece of furniture in which material inside the cushions was still burning.
Anybody with information that can help investigators should call the Huntington Detective Bureau at 304-696-4420.
A home in Huntington that caught fire early Wednesday morning caused a concern again about noon.
Firefighters say some of the material in the furniture in that house continued to smolder and created a lot of smoke which caused concern for the people living next door.
Fire crews responded to the scene, but tell us there does not appear to be any additional danger.
We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more on this story as it becomes available.
The Huntington Fire Department is working to extinguish an abandoned house fire that started early Wednesday morning.
Cabell County 911 dispatchers said it's in the 500 block of 2nd street. The fire started around 6:30 a.m. in an abandoned structure.
We will keep you up to date on this story.
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