(01/23/2019)
Firefighters say two people escaped injury when fire destroyed their home on Riddle Hill Road in Ritchie County, West Virginia on Monday.

The Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department says at 11:00 a.m. Monday, crews from four departments were called to a house fire on Riddle Hill Road near Auburn, WV.

The department says it took firefighters more than 30 minutes to get to the home, which was already destroyed by the time they arrived.

Firefighters say temperatures in the low teens resulted in frozen pumps, drains, hoses and other equipment.

The Ritchie County Office of Emergency Services is working to help the family.

Firefighters from Pennsboro, Smithville and Troy in Gilmer County responded, along with the Ritchie County Ambulance Authority.

It was the fourth house fire the Harrisville Fire Department has responded to, so far, in 2019.


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