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Bluefield home goes up in flames

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A mobile home on Packing Plant Road in Bluefield, WV went up in flames on Monday, Nov. 4 A mobile home on Packing Plant Road in Bluefield, WV went up in flames on Monday, Nov. 4


Mercer County fire fighters worked in the dark to battle a blaze that completely consumed a Mercer County home. 59News cameras were rolling just as part of the roof collapses. No one was injured, but according to officials people should be more vigilant during this time of year.

"House fires are more common this time of year," Amanda Downard with the Bluefield Rescue Squad said.

Amanda Downard has been working for the Bluefield Rescue Squad for 7 years. She said just as the first frost is setting in folks crack up the heat, after 365 days without use and that where problems sometimes start.

While the cause of this fire has not been determined, experts recommend to get your heating system checked every year.

Halloween decorations are still standing outside of this home untouched by the orange flames. Officials do not believe they are the cause, but experts warn with the holidays right around the corner they could be a source of trouble.

"You want to make sure that all of your Christmas decorations are all in working order that there is no breaks in the wire or anything that could possibly start a fire," Downard said.

The cause of the Packing Plant Road fire still remains under investigation.



A mobile home caught fire early Monday morning.

The fire was on Packing Plant Road in Bluefield, WV. When firefighters arrived the mobile home was engulfed in flames.

Dispatchers received the call at 5:13 a.m. Bluewell Fire Department, Bramwell Fire Department, Montcalm Fire Department, and Bluefield Rescue Squad were still on scene as of 7:00 a.m.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is not known at this time. Stay with 59News online and on-air for this breaking story.