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Abandoned Randolph County Funeral Home Destroyed by Fire

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An abandoned funeral home caught fire Monday night in Randolph County. 

Five fire departments responded to the old F. E. Runner funeral home in Elkins.

Fire Chief Tom Meader said it took about an hour to get the fire under control. Firefighters said the biggest concern was saving the surrounding homes.

"Main thing on this, it was real close to another house, we protected the other house and so there is no damage to that. Had a little bit of damage on the C side there was an apartment complex you'll see where it melted the vinyl siding but other than that, that was the only exposure that we got."  Fire Chief Tom Meader explained.

The building was empty and had been abandoned for at least three to four years.