UPDATE: Home Fire In South Parkersburg Ruled Accidental

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UPDATE: 8/02/2011 10:49 AM

The fire that destroyed a South Parkersburg home has been ruled accidental.

Officials believe unattended smoking material in the front room of the house started the blaze.

The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.
The investigation is ongoing as to what caused a South Parkersburg home fire.

According to officials with the Parkersburg Fire Department, crews responded to 1123 Pike Street shortly after 5 Monday evening. Authorities say no one was injured but a dog did die in the fire.

Although the cause of the fire is unknown, officials say the house is not livable. Estimated damage is $30,000.

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