Ellamore FIre
Firefighters battle a house fire in Ellamore Friday. (Photo by Katie Kuba/My Buckhannon)

UPDATED: Fire destroys house in Ellamore

ELLAMORE — At least three occupants of a house along the Old Elkins Road near the Upshur/Randolph County line were not home Friday afternoon when a fire broke out out that ultimately destroyed their home.

Lt. Joey Baxa with the Buckhannon Fire Department said the residents of the home are safe.

Sadly, according to Ellamore Volunteer firefighter Dallas Martin, their dog perished in the blaze.

By the time firefighters arrived on scene at about 12:45 p.m., the blaze had fully engulfed the structure.

Martin said the house was a total loss but was unsure of where the fire originated or what caused it.

“We don’t know at this time,” he said. “When we got there, it was fully engulfed.”

Martin said it took firefighters from Ellamore, Washington District Volunteer Fire Company, Buckhannon Fire Department and Coalton Volunteer Fire Department almost three hours to put out the blaze.

Martin said he’s also not sure whether the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office will be asked to investigate the circumstances under which the fire started.

Typically, in situations where a house is a total loss, the Upshur Parish House and several churches chip in to help house, clothe and feed families while they get back on their feet.

The incident shut down the Old Elkins Road near the Randolph/Upshur county line while firefighters fought the fire, which was located right off the road.

Update: A fundraiser for the homeowner was posted on Facebook: Click here.

Featured

SHOPS & SERVICES

City seeking proposals for theatre-style seating in Colonial Arts Center

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon plans to seek bids from seating manufacturers for theatre-style seating in the new Colonial Arts Center. At Buckhannon City Council’s Nov. 17 meeting, Colonial Arts Center Manager Anne Wilson presented a slideshow outlining the […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Local instrumentalists say invitation to play at The Greenbrier is ‘one of their dreams’ come true

BUCKHANNON – Two local musicians have been invited to perform at The Greenbrier resort for seven days in December. Key to Adam, the musical duo that includes finger-style guitarist Adam Moyer and violinist-fiddler Kiara Williams, was invited to play several […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

SHOPS & SERVICES

Off the Cuff with Eddie Vincent

Here’s the latest episode of the new My Buckhannon member exclusive feature: Off the Cuff with sports editor Duane Carpenter. In this edition, Duane chats with Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School assistant football coach Eddie Vincent, who will also serve as an […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Soccer Bucs’ Gregory and Auvil named to Second Team All-State

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Josh Gregory and Dalton Auvil both received honors on the 2022 WVHSSCA Boys Class AAA All-State soccer team. Gregory, a senior defender, and Auvil, a senior keeper, both were named to the Second Team. Gregory led the […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

B-U’s Cale receives All-State Class AAA soccer honors

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Chloe Cale was the lone Lady Buc to be recognized on the 2022 WVHSSCA Girls Class AAA All-State soccer team. The senior forward was named to the Honorable Mention squad. Cale recently was named to the Big […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Slone scores 19 but ‘Cats fall at home to FSU, 92-72

BUCKHANNON, WV. – The West Virginia Wesleyan (0-4, 0-2) men’s basketball team fell in a conference versus Fairmont State (4-0, 2-0) on Tuesday (Nov. 22) afternoon at the Rockefeller Center in Buckhannon, WV. WVWC Leaders

SHOPS & SERVICES

11th Annual 5K Turkey Trot held at Belington Wellness Center

BELINGTON — Community sponsors and volunteers came together on Saturday, Nov. 5 to support the Barbour Community Health Association’s eleventh annual Turkey Trot. This event is held each year to raise funds for the Heart

Cars for Kids effort drives $86K to WVU Medicine Children’s

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A month-long fundraising effort by West Virginia auto dealers steered $86,350 in support to WVU Medicine Children’s to aid kids dealing with health challenges.  The second annual Cars for Kids initiative invited participating auto