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UPDATE: Laird Avenue House Fire Still Under Investigation

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UPDATE 10/17/2013 4:50 PM

Four people jump from a burning home to save their lives.

It happened Thursday morning at a Parkersburg home.

It broke out at 9:30 in the 1000 block of Laird Avenue.

It is believed to have started in the living room.

A family member tells us the four members of the Hutson family were forced to jump from the structure when it was engulfed in smoke and flames.

It could have been worse, but six children who also live there were in school at the time.

"When I arrived, they were still coming out; Rex was getting his wife out. We were getting the boxer and took it down; my brother got me to move his truck, but the keys weren't in it. the flame was so hot, that you could feel it from the side of the truck, the drivers side," says Sara Hall-Hutson, a family member.

Hutson's brother, sister-in-law, their oldest son and his girlfriend were all taken to Camden Clark Medical Center suffering from smoke inhalation.

We know three of them have been treated and released.

Chief Eric Taylor estimated the damage at at least $30,000.
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UPDATE 10/17/2013 12:00 PM

Flames engulf a two-story Parkersburg home Thursday morning.

Four people jump to safety.

It happened on the 1000 block of Laird Avenue.

Parkersburg Fire Chief Eric Taylor says it was reported at 9:30 a.m.

Firefighters were able to bring it under control quickly, but it appears that if the home isn't a total loss, it has had some serious damage.

A witness who also is a relative of the victims says she was just a few blocks away when she saw the flames and smoke coming from the house.

The home's occupants escaped, mostly by jumping from the burning home.

All were taken to Camden Clark Medical Center.

We don't know their conditions, but Chief Taylor says they appear to have suffered smoke inhalation.

It's early in the investigation, so firefighters don't yet know where or how it started.

Chief Taylor estimates the damage at $30,000
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UPDATE 10/17/2013 10:20 AM

Parkersburg Fire Chief Eric Taylor says four people have been taken to the hospital following a Thursday morning house fire.

The fire broke out around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 1047 Laird Avenue.

We have a reporter on the scene and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.
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Parkersburg Firefighters are responding to a house fire at 1047 Laird Avenue.

It happened around 9:30 Thursday morning.

The Wood County 911 Dispatch Center says people were inside the home when the fire broke out and they are being treated for burns.

Laird Avenue, Latrobe and Charles Streets are closed.

We have a reporter on the scene and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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