A two-story frame house belonging to James Bell, burned to the ground late Thursday night. Bell and his family, including his two sons, ages two and four, returned to find the dwelling on fire at 11 p.m. "We have lost everything," he said.

The Grantsville VFD quickly responded to the call, at the dwelling located on Leading Creek. Firemen said it was nearly "on the ground" when they arrived. No injuries were reported.

Home was destroyed when fireman arrived

"We've lost everything"

Firemen extinguish embers

Grantsville firemen continue to have a very busy year with fire and emergency calls.

The Bell family will be staying with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Issac Bell, HC 65 Box 225A, Mount Zion WV 26151. Community members who desire to help the family can contact them at the address or call 304-354-7815.

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