ASHLAND A Friday evening fire sent one Ashland man to the hospital with “pretty significant burns on his legs,” according to the city’s fire chief. 

Chief Greg Ray said the fire started around 5 p.m. inside a single story house on Hart Street. Ray said the fire was mostly contained to the home’s basement and fire crews were able to get the burn victim out “pretty quick” after arrival.  

The victim was flown to Cabell-Huntington Hospital to have his wounds treated, according to the chief. 

Three engines and a rescue truck were dispatched to the scene and battled the blaze for approximately an hour and a half, according to Ray. The extent of the damage was mostly contained to the basement, Ray said. 

“I wouldn’t say it was a total loss, but the fire caused a large amount of damage in the basement,” Ray said. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the department’s fire investigators. Ray said the Ashland Fire Department has in-house investigators who determine the cause of fires, rather than calling upon the fire marshal’s office. 

 

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