Fire Destroys Parkersburg Home

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A fire destroyed a Parkersburg home Friday night. It happened at 2507 36th Street around 11:00 pm.

The Parkersburg Fire Department says a family was in the process of moving into the home, but not actually living there.

No injuries are reported, except for a cat who died in the blaze.

Authorities say the one story home was fulling engulfed when they arrived, taking nearly 30 minutes to control.

Firefighters were on the scene throughout the night putting out hot spots and salting icy roads.

The home suffered nearly $45,000 in damage. Officials calling it a total loss.

Both the house's tenants and owner have been notified.

The fire remains under investigation, though investigator Pvt. Jody Casto believes it to be an accident.

We will keep you updated with the latest.

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