Couple displaced by fire in Honaker


An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of a house fire in Russell County that has displaced two people.

Emergency and Hazardous Material Coordinator Jess Powers said two fire departments were dispatched to the 100 block of Wysor Valley Road in Honaker just after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Preliminary findings show the fire possibly began in the kitchen area, Powers said. One of the homeowners was home at the time working outside when he saw the smoke and called authorities. The couple's dog was rescued from inside the home.

The structure has been assessed as a total loss, the report said.