WINTERSVILLE - The cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 335 Patton Ave. Thursday morning hasn't been determined.
Wintersville Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Herrington said the source of the blaze isn't known.
He said Nancy McAdam, who lives there, told him she had gone to her father's home next door about 15 or 20 minutes before and hadn't been cooking or doing anything that could have led to the blaze.
HOUSE FIRE — Area firefighters surveyed the damage caused by a fire at 335 Patton Ave., Wintersville, Thursday morning. Fire departments from Wintersville, Belvedere and Richmond were dispatched to the scene at about 9:20 a.m. and found the single-story two-bedroom home fully involved, according to Wintersville Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Herrington. Herrington said Nancy McAdam, who lives there, and her dog were not inside when the fire occurred. He said the source nor the cause has been determined. — Warren Scott
Herrington said McAdam's dog also was outside when the fire occurred and wasn't harmed.
He said the Wintersville, Belvedere and Richmond fire departments were dispatched at about 9:22 a.m. and found the home fully involved.
Herrington said the firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, which spread to a small part of one of several tall pine trees in front of the house, in about 10 minutes.