WILLIAMSTOWN - An early-morning fire destroyed a house and led to one man being placed in handcuffs Thursday.
Wood County sheriff's deputies had to forcibly remove a man from the burning house, but no charges have been filed, an official said.
A call was placed to Wood County 911 around 2 a.m. Thursday by April Hall, reporting a fire in the second story of a house at 2161 N. Oak Grove Road near Williamstown.
"Deputies arrived on scene and there was still a man in the home refusing to leave," said Wood County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Shawn Graham.
Officers identified the man as 53-year-old Franklin T. Hall Jr. When deputies tried to remove him, Graham said Hall resisted.
"They had to handcuff him and remove him from the residence," Graham said. "It was to get him away from the fire for his own safety."
After deputies were able to calm him, Hall was treated for burn injuries, though the exact details were not immediately available. Graham said no charges have been filed.
J.L. Dean, chief of the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department, said where the fire began and its cause have not been determined.
"We are not certain where the fire began; it's still under investigation," Dean said. "The fire investigation team will begin their investigation Friday."
Graham said the sheriff department's arson investigator was not called to the scene.
In addition to the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department, the Waverly and Vienna volunteer fire departments responded to the fire.