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UPDATE: No injuries reported in storage building fire in Parkersburg

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Published: Mar. 26, 2020 at 11:03 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 3/27/20 11:00 a.m.

Parkersburg fire chief Jason Matthews confirmed on Friday morning that no one was injured in the fire at the Patterson Cleaning storage building.

The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night with no one inside the facility.

The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes.

UPDATE: 3/27/20, 1:30 a.m.

A fire Thursday night at the Cherokee Village center in Parkersburg damaged a storage building owned by a local cleaning business.

The Parkersburg Fire Department responded to the fire at 1704 DuPont Road about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

No one was in the building owned by the Patterson Cleaning and Supply company, and fire officials said it took about 15 minutes put out the fire.

Melvin Romeo, the company's president, said the business used the building to store cleaning supplies.

"Our clients depended on the cleaning supplies during this time," he said, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY: 3/26/20 11 P.M.

Wood County 911 says a sales building at Cherokee Village Auto Center in Parkersburg caught fire Thursday night.

It caught fire at 10:20 p.m. The fire was put out about 15 minutes later at 10:36 p.m.

No injuries are reported. It's not clear how much the fire damaged the building.

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