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House Fire In Lesage Leaves Man Homeless

Reported by: Send eMail Dave Benton
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Dec. 23, 2013 6:37 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 24, 2013 4:55 PM EST

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Lesage , Cabell County , West Virginia

A Cabell County man is homeless after fire destroys his home Monday morning.

Buddy Canter's sister, Mary said, "He didn't have anything in the beginning, now he doesn't have anything, it's all gone."

Fortunately, Canter and his 9 year old dog Baby got out of the house safely. Canter said, "I came out of the house and kicked my back door in and got my dog out."

Unfortunately, Christmas presents for children in his family were destroyed in the blaze. Fire fighters say it appears the fire started from a space heater. Only charred remains of

Mr. Canter's possessions are left. Family friend Che McCoy says it's a shame it happened. "That's all he had, he's lived here for years and now everything is gone."

Even with Christmas two days away, the tragedy of losing his home and presents for kids, Buddy Canter looks on the bright side. "I'm just glad to be alive, me and my doggy."



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