Man escapes house fire in Wheeling


One man escapes a South Wheeling home as flames and smoke overtook the building.

Shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday morning the Wheeling Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 4500 block of Water Street in South Wheeling.

When the initial response crew arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the first floor of the house.

One person was inside and escaped unharmed.

The department's fire investigator believes the fire started on the first floor, but a cause has not yet been determined.

According to officials, the house is most likely a complete loss.

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