MARTINSBURG — A Christmas Eve fire destroyed a home a mile east of Martinsburg. The Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department got the alarm about 3 p.m. Saturday. The property, back a long lane at 23566 New Guilford Road, is owned by Richard Kidd and occupied by Stephanie Wessinger. No one was injured.

Bladensburg Fire Chief Nick Cottrell said the two-story structure was fully engulfed when the department arrived. Mutual aid came from Utica Fire Department with a medic; and engines and tankers arrived from Utica, Mount Vernon Fire Department, Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District and College Township Fire Department.


Virgil Shipley: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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