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Fire on Lynn Street makes its way to house

Dispatch says no injuries reported at scene
Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 3:42 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 19, 2021 at 4:39 PM EST
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -

UPDATE: 02/19/2021, 4:45 P.M.

Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews says that four occupants were in the home at the time it caught fire on Friday morning.

All people got out of the home safely, but Matthews says an unspecified amount of animals living in the home did not make it out safely.

Matthews says the fire started from an appliance.

“The fire started around a wood burner stove,” said Matthews. “Whether it was something too close to it or whether there was a malfunction in the piping or something there. It was the back of the house and even into the second story. We didn’t have to go through the front of the house to get the fire extinguished.”

Matthews wants to remind residents to make sure they have a working smoke detector, so that they are alerted to a fire quickly.

ORIGINAL STORY: 02/19/2021, 3:45 A.M.

What began as a utility trailer fire on the 800 block of Lynn Street eventually made its way to, and involved, the rear of a neighboring house.

That’s according to the Wood County 911 Center, who said the call came in at 1:29 a.m. for the Parkersburg blaze.

They also said that while the Red Cross was called to the scene to help people who were living inside, no injuries were reported.

The Parkersburg Fire and Police Departments responded, as did Camden Clark Ambulance Services.

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