Saturday structure fire declared a total loss


TALLMANSVILLE — A structure fire took place early Saturday afternoon on Democrat Ridge in Tallmansville. Firefighters from Washington District Volunteer Fire Department were the first to arrive on the scene. 

Washington District VFD Chief Kevin Huffman reported, “The garage was fully engulfed in flames and we were able to stop the spread of the fire to the residence.” Unfortunately, the fire resulted in the garage being declared a total loss. Huffman stated, “The cause of the fire is still under investigation.” 

The homeowners were present when the structure fire began and were able to contact 911 for assistance. Huffman furthered, “I don’t believe it to be suspicious, but I will be turning the investigation over to the State Fire Marshall and he can determine to further investigate or not.” 

First Responders to the scene of the midday structure fire were Washington District VFD, Ellamore VFD, Buckhannon Fire Department and Upshur EMS. No injuries were reported during the incident. 

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