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Mercer County house fire leaves family homeless

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Picture courtesy: WV State Fire Marshal's Office Picture courtesy: WV State Fire Marshal's Office

A fire in Matoaka destroyed a home and left a family homeless.

It happened in Matoaka on Culvert Road around 7:45 Saturday evening. Matoaka firemen told 59News East River firefighter Pedigo was hurt while battling the blaze. They said a nail punctured his shin while fighting the blaze. He was taken to Princeton Community Hospital for treatment but is out and doing better now.

Matoaka firemen believe the fire was not an accident. They said an incident commander will look over the home on Sunday before the decision will be made to bring in the state fire marshal for investigation.

The home is a total loss. We're also told the fire crews had difficulty getting their trucks up the road to the home because of the remote location and skinny roads leading up to it.

No injuries were reported. We're told the homeowners are now staying with family and friends.