UPDATE: Woman rescued from Parkersburg home after garage catches fire

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 2/28/19 12:05 P.M.

First responders helped an elderly woman get out of her Parkersburg home safely on Wednesday afternoon after a nearby garage became engulfed in flames.

Firefighters from East Wood, Waverly and Mineral Wells were called to 318 Hill St., just outside Parkersburg city limits, just before 6 p.m.

A woman living in the home had already been helped to safety by the time firefighters arrived.

"The resident had been taken out by one of the 911 dispatchers and a member of the Waverly Fire Department that was in the area," said Gary Goodwin, deputy chief of the East Wood Volunteer Fire Department.

Flames quickly engulfed the garage, destroying a vehicle parked inside and a camper parked in the driveway.

Firefighters contained most of the damage to the area of the garage, and authorities said the woman was able to return to her home Wednesday night.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Firefighters from two departments are responding to a structure fire at a home on Hill Street in Parkersburg.

According to our reporter on-scene, the Waverly and Eastwood volunteer fire departments are working to extinguish a fire at a home in the 300 block of Hill Street, near U.S. Route 50, in Parkersburg.

A Supervisor at the Wood County 911 Center says no injuries or rescues from the fire have been reported so far.

WTAP has a reporter on scene and will update this story as we get new details on the cause of the fire and any possible injuries.



 
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