MASON — A fire caused extensive damage to a Mason home Saturday evening, according to Mason Fire Chief Robbie Johnson.
Firefighters were called to the home of David and Sharon Norvell on Center Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. The firemen arrived to find the front porch roof and the attic above it ablaze.
Johnson said the fire was contained at one point, but because the house had been remodeled over the years, it had two layers of roofing and two ceilings, making it difficult to extinguish. The fire extended into the main attic area and the Pomeroy Fire Department was called to bring a ladder truck. The ladder truck enabled the firemen to cut holes in the roof and fight the fire from the top.
Johnson said the fire was contained to the top floor, but the Norvell’s downstairs belongings were damaged by smoke and water. He said because there was no electricity in the area where the fire began, the WV State Fire Marshal’s office has been called to help determine the cause of the blaze.
The couple was home when the fire started, Johnson said, but was unaware of it until someone knocked on their door and alerted them. Mr. Norvell attempted to fight the blaze with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful. There were no injuries.
Also on the scene to assist were the New Haven Fire Department and the Mason County EMS.