Early morning fire damages Elkins home

ELKINS – Fire caused an estimated $50,000 damage to a two-story house at 101 Orchard St. in Elkins early Friday morning.

The three adults living in the house escaped without injury, according to Chief Tom Meader of the Elkins Fire


The fire was reported shortly before 3 a.m., and Meader said the first floor was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived.

They battled the blaze for about 45 minutes, and the upstairs suffered only heat damage, the chief said.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is non suspicious,” he added.

The Beverly Volunteer Fire Department and the Randolph County Emergency Squad also responded to the scene.