Crews respond to structure fire in Parkersburg

The cause of the fire is unknown
The fire was on the 1100 block of 24th Street Wednesday evening.
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 8:14 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 1100 block of 24th Street Wednesday evening.

Dispatch says the call came in around 6:47 p.m.

Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Mattews says the fire was under control within 15 minutes of arrival.

Chief Mattews says the fire occurred in a vacant garage apartment. The fire was isolated in the garage section, with some smoke damage to the upstairs apartment.

The cause of the fire in unknown at this time. An investigation to find the cause will be done, according to Chief Matthews.

Parkersburg Fire Department, St. Josephs Ambulance Service, and Parkersburg Police Department responded to the scene, said Dispatch.

WTAP will update as more becomes available