HOUSE FIRE Man Suffers Burns After Massive House Fire In Charleston
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Videographer: Bob Frank
Web Producer: Michelle Carroll
Reported: Mar. 5, 2013 3:31 AM EST
Updated: Mar. 5, 2013 12:48 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A couple was able to escape from their residence Tuesday morning, but their home was left in ruins.
Firefighters said the call came in about 2:30 a.m. on Rutledge Road in Charleston.
The couple said they smelled smoke when they woke up and found their home on fire. They also told firefighters they had several working smoke detectors that never went off.
The man suffered burns to his lips and neck. He's recovering at Charleston Area Medical Center. Eyewitness News has learned there were 10 dogs inside the home, but as of 5 a.m. none of those dogs had been located.
No word on what started the fire or where it began. State fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for the latest on this story.
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