Elderly man dead in Parkersburg house fire

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/20/19 6:10 P.M.

One person is dead in a late afternoon fire at home in the 900 block of Lakeview Drive in Parkersburg, according to Fire Chief Jason Matthews.

The fire broke out about 5 p.m.

Parkersburg firefighters are at the scene.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.


ORIGINAL STORY: 12/20/19

Parkersburg firefighters are at the scene of a structure fire reported late Friday afternoon in the 900 block of Lakeview Drive.

It happened about 5:15 p.m.

A dispatch supervisor at the Wood County 911 center said flames were visible when firefighters arrived and that crews were checking to see if anyone was inside.

We have a reporter at the scene and will have updates online and during WTAP News @ 6 as more information becomes available.