EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTwo Structures Destroyed By Fire, Cause Unknown
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported: Apr. 20, 2014 5:04 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 20, 2014 5:10 PM EDT
PINCH, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- Two buildings are now in ruins after a firefighters spent hours trying to put out the flames Saturday night.
"There was no going inside or anything like that just due to the amount of fire that was present," said Patrick Clark with Pinch Volunteer Fire Department.
Crews were dispatched to Hope Acres Road in Pinch around 11:30 Saturday night. And by the time they got there, there wasn't much they could save.
"Our crews immediately went to work and started performing extinguishment and overhaul but it was fully involved by the time we got there," said Clark.
Pinch, Clendenin and Frame fire stations all responded. Firefighters battled the flames for more than three hours.
No word on how it all started, but an electrical problem could've played a role.
"There was electricity going to one of them," said Clark. "The power company was called to disable. It didn't hinder any of our operations at all."
Several full kerosene tanks were surrounding the structures, but firefighters were able to move them away from the flames.
Smoke could still be seen in the charred rumble hours later and rekindling was an issue for crews Sunday.
" One of the front sections had some hot spots still in it," said Clark.
On Sunday the damage was evident.
Two structures were burned to the ground and items charred beyond recognition.
But luckily everyone made it out safely.
"We promote safety, our biggest thing is that.," said Clark. "As long as we all go home at the end of the night, at the end of any incident, that's what we want."
There is still no official cause for the fire.
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