Firefighters Battle Blaze at Martinsburg Home

By WHAG News

Published 01/29 2014 01:19PM

Updated 01/30 2014 01:15PM

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - Officials with Berkeley County Fire and Rescue say multiple units responded to the scene of a house fire in Martinsburg early Wednesday morning. 

Crews received the call around 3:13 a.m. to 2682 Winchester Avenue. The fire was under control around 4:22 a.m., however it rekindled and the second fire was officially under control at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

The homeowner believes a wood stove sparked the fire. The fire reportedly started in the attic, and quickly spread from there. No one was injured, but the back of the two-story house is completely destroyed. This incident marks the second fire this week that's believed to have been ignited by a wood stove. 

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene of the fire for traffic patrol, shutting down Winchester Avenue temporarily. 

According to Eastern Panhandle's Facebook page, fire crews from South Berkeley, Baker Heights, Martinsburg Fire Department, 176th Air National Guard and Berkeley County Ambulance Authority were on the scene. 

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