A home in Hines was destroyed after a fire broke out Saturday evening.
According to Bruce Alley of the Rupert Volunteer Fire Department, a call regarding a home fire on Beavers Drive in Hines came in at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 8.
Upon arrival, Alley stated that the home was fully engulfed in flames. Route 60 had to be closed for about an hour while they worked to put out the fire.
Although the home was destroyed, no one was hurt in the blaze, Alley continued. The homeowner was not present at the time of the fire.
“We did save the house next door,” Alley noted, adding that an adjacent home, located about 20ft. away, only received slight damage to its vinyl siding.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is not suspicious in nature, Alley stated.
In addition to those with the Rupert Fire Department, firefighters from Rainelle, Quinwood and Clintonville were on scene, along with White Sulphur Springs EMS and officers with the West Virginia State Police.