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Fire destroys vacant Roan Mountain house

John Thompson • Nov 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM

ROAN MOUNTAIN — The Roan Mountain and Elk Park volunteer fire departments responded to a fire in a vacant house at 517 Old Railroad Grade Road early Saturday evening.

Sgt. Derrick Hamm said the house was engulfed in flames when he arrived at 7:15 p.m. He said the fire's origin point could not be determined because of the excessive damage caused by the fire.