CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An elderly woman and two children were able to get out of a burning house in Nitro on Sunday.
Nitro firefighters and police responded to a house fire at 4043 40th St. at about 3:30 p.m. to find smoke coming out of the residence, according to Ptl. H.R. Blake II of the Nitro Police Department. The elderly resident and two children were taken to a neighbor's house.
Blake said the fire was quickly put out, and firefighters were able to rescue the family dog. No firefighters were injured.Blake said investigators think the fire was caused by an electrical problem.