UPDATE: Vacant house fire likely caused by homeless, Parkersburg fire chief says

Dispatch says there were no reports of anyone inside a structure that caught on fire Tuesday morning on 13th Street.
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 6:49 AM EST
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UPDATE: 12/8/20

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - No injuries were reported in a structure fire that occurred Tuesday morning in the on 13th Street, Parkersburg fire Chief Jason Matthews said.

The fire in the vacant house at the corner at the corner of 13th and Lynn spread to houses on both sides of the structure, Matthews said, adding that he thinks it could have been started by a homeless person inside the building.

Firefighters were called to the scene about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The fire remains under investigation.

12/8/2020 6:00 A.M.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A structure fire broke out on Tuesday morning on 13th Street in Parkersburg.

According to the Wood County 911 Center, there were no reports of anyone inside the the structure located at the intersection of 13th and Lynn.

The call for the blaze came in at 5:37 a.m., and the Parkersburg Fire and Police Departments, along with St. Joseph’s Ambulance, all responded.

As of 6:40 a.m., authorities were still on the scene.

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