UPDATE: Seventh Street Kroger store has reopened, the deli remains closed

Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 7:05 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 6:20 PM EST
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UPDATE: 1/13/21 6:15 P.M.

The Kroger store on Seventh Street in Parkersburg has reopened after a fire damaged part of the building Tuesday afternoon. The deli section of the store remains closed.

The fire began just before 3 p.m. Tuesday in an electrical panel in the store’s deli section.

Fire Chief Jason Matthews says that the deli section will need a new electrical subpanel and some wiring completed before it can be reopened.

We did reach out to Kroger in response to the fire and received this statement from Allison McGee, Coporate Affairs Manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic.

“No one was injured as a result of the fire that occurred at our 7th street store, which impacted the deli/bakery department. The health and safety of our customers and associates is our top priority, and we are working with the local health officials to ensure the department is up to standard and in a position to safely reopen.”


PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A fire just before 3 P.M. Tuesday forced evacuation of the Kroger store on Seventh street in Parkersburg.

Fire Chief Jason Matthews tells us it began in an electrical panel in the store’s deli section.

While firefighters were called to the scene, the fire was quickly put out by the store’s sprinkler system.

No injuries were reported, but Chief Matthews says there was smoke and water damage throughout the store.

The business was closed while a cleanup was in progress.

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