20th Street fire reported

The Parkersburg Fire Department Wednesday afternoon responded to a fire at 1411 20th St. where no one was home, officials said.

Investigators said the cause doesn’t appear suspicious.

The fire was reported at 12:20 p.m. and was extinguished within 15 minutes of firefighters arriving, however, the house appears to be a total loss, the department said.

Houses on both sides off the home, one of which was vacant, were also damaged from the smoke and heat.

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