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Apartment fire displaces 10 families in Taylor County, WV

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Apartment fire displaces 10 families in Taylor County, WV Apartment fire displaces 10 families in Taylor County, WV
Taylor County, WV -

Ten families and 17 people are now homeless after a fire destroyed their 12 unit apartment building early Saturday morning.

It happened just after 6:00 on Thayer Road in Grafton.

The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department said crews from six fire departments worked for nearly four hours to get the fire under control.

Firefighters said the cause is unknown and has called the West Virginia State Fire Marshal in to investigate.

Building owner, Phil Newlon, said one of his tenants informed him a candle may have started the fire.

The building is a total loss and Newlon said the tenants lost everything.

No one was injured in the fire.

The fire rekindled just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.