A Sissonville house was destroyed by fire at 6 a.m. Thursday, said Kanawha County Fire Coordinator C.W. Sigman.
"The house was vacant but not abandoned," he said.
Sigman said it is his understanding that the owner of the home at 2 Apple Tree Lane on Grapevine died two years ago and the family kept it and continued to gather there for holidays. There were many keepsakes in the house, he said.Firefighters responding to the blaze were from Sissonville, Ripley and Tyler Mountain.