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Fire reported on Eskquire Cemetery Road near Hinton

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Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Eskquire Cemetery Road in Summers County near Hinton.  A pair of propane tanks are located next to the home. No injuries were reported. Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Eskquire Cemetery Road in Summers County near Hinton. A pair of propane tanks are located next to the home. No injuries were reported.

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Tense moments after a Hinton home catches fire and two propane tanks are just inches from the blaze. The fire broke out around ten this morning at Eskquire Cemetery Road in Hinton.  Several fire departments were called to the scene.  There was no one inside the home.

The home belonged to Brian Grimett.  He had lived there for about 3 years.  His father was on his way to visit Grimett when his dad was the first to spot the blaze.  Grimett's dad called his son who was running errands in Hinton.  Grimett's father shared photos with 59News of the flames erupting from the home.  

"It was scary, but I just wish it wasn't my house because it is the only place I have to live," Brian Grimett, Hinton said.  

Our 59News crews showed up just as fire fighters had the blaze under control. But there was a major scare while the flames were shooting sky high. One of the challenges in battling this blaze is the propane tanks just inches from the home.  Fire fighters have to take special precautions to make sure they didn't ignite.

"It is always a problem when you have a house fire like that, we have to cool that down and try to fight the fire from that side first so we don't have the danger of an explosion," Hinton Fire Chief Randy Pivont said.

Another challenge for firefighters is the remote location of the home. There are no hydrants so several other fire departments had to haul water up the mountain. Though no one was inside the home, Grimett said he is devastated by this loss.

"I'd like to get a mobile home or something up here but I just don't have the money to do it," Grimettt said.

The case of the fire is unknown at this time.


A fire broke out at a home on Eskquire Cemetery Road in Summers County on Tuesday morning.  That is near Hinton.

Several fire departments were called to the scene.  There was no one inside the house, but firefighters were pressed to contain the blaze because there were two propane tanks located next the home. Crews were still on the scene at 12:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire has not been determined , but 59News is working for you to discovered what happened.  Watch for updates here and on the air at 5 and 6.