Fire leaves family of five homeless

Debbie Rolen drolen@civitasmedia.com

December 3, 2013

A fire that ripped through a home at Robinette Saturday afternoon has left a family of five homeless and destroyed all their belongings.

Ray Bryant, with the Buffalo Creek Fire Department said the call came in at about 1 p.m. on Saturday.

“There was nobody home at the time of the fire. I think a passerby saw the fire and called the owner of the property and 9-1-1. We had three fire departments on the scene: Buffalo Creek, Town of Man and Logan County Station 2.”

Bryant said it took about an hour to bring the fire under control, and except for a few personal items that were saved, the home is a total loss.

Bill Weese with the Town of Man Fire Department said there were about 30 firefighters on the scene.

“Three fire departments worked together on this fire. There were no injuries,” said Weese.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation. Firefighters believe it may have been electrical, starting by a wall in one of the bedrooms.

The home is owned by Randy Bragg and was occupied by the Bartram family, Clifford and Angie and their three children.

The family is currently staying with Mrs. Bartram’s parents and is in need of clothing: boy’s size 2T, boy’s size 6, girl’s size 10, woman’s size large top, size 12 pants and men’s size large shirt and 36W x 32L pants. To contribute, please call Claudette Vernatter at 304-583-0060.