First responders called to structure fire in Valley Grove


VALLEY GROVE, W.Va. (WTRF) – Multiple agencies responded to a structure fire in Valley Grove Sunday afternoon.

The incident took place at an apartment complex along National Road. According to Ohio County EMA Director, Lou Vargo, all tenants successfully escaped.

However, one individual was transported to Wheeling Hospital and a pet cat also died in the blaze.

No cause for the fire has been determined at this time. Local officials did add that the structure was ‘very old.’

We were able to get here pretty quick and get some water on it pretty quickly and knock down the bulk of the fire. Right now, we are still assessing the situation just to make sure everything is good. There were a few pets in the building but other than that, other occupants were able to get out of the building. One was transported to Wheeling Hospital.

John Gearry, Chief – Valley Grove Fire Department

Valley Grove, Triadelphia, Bethlehem and West Alexander fire departments were successful in putting out the fire. The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office and EMS also assisted on the call.

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