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Dog Still Missing Following Milton Barn Fire

Reported by: Send eMail Katelyn Sykes
Also Contributing: Kaylin Searles
Reported: Jun. 11, 2014 8:15 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 11, 2014 12:44 PM EDT
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Barn Fire
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Milton , Cabell County , West Virginia

A barn fire early Wednesday morning has left a Milton couple grieving.

It happened on Johns Creek Road.

The barn, built in the 1970s by the owner himself, was engulfed by flames about 3:45 a.m.

Sonny Waugh said he was sitting inside his house when he noticed an orange glow. He looked outside in his backyard to see his barn fully engulfed in flames.

"I hollered at my wife to get up that the barn was on fire then I ran to the barn, I had two dogs in there," said Sonny Waugh, owner.

The Waugh's lost everything inside the barn including Christmas decorations, family tools, ATV's, lawnmowers and a saw mill. A camper was also destroyed.

"I'm just blessed that nobody got hurt," Sonny said. "And all of this stuff can be replaced so it could be a lot worse."

A dog and two cats made it out of the barn, but a black Labrador named Buck is still missing. The owners said they're hoping he got scared and ran off and wasn't trapped inside.

Fire officials told the owner lightning from Tuesday night may be the cause of the fire, but it's still unconfirmed what exactly started the blaze.



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