UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, 9:30 p.m.

Fire crews spent a good portion of the day battling a large house fire in Moundsville.

Moundsville officials tell us the home at 101 3rd Street is a total loss. The call came in just after 2PM this afternoon.

Thankfully the owners were not home at the time, however, two kittens were inside and did not make it out. The owners hope they escaped. No one was injured, but the fire also caused damage to the house next door.

“We’re gonna be here a good while. We deemed the structure unsafe, it was starting to collapse. We called a company in, they’re going to come in and tear it the rest of the way down….The structure to the adjacent right, to the left of the structure, the fire structure, did receive heavy damage. The inside was clear, no damage to the inside it was just all outside.”

Gary Brandon, Moundsville Fire Chief

We’re told that the Red Cross is involved to help out the homeowners. The owners recently acquired a new Rottweiler puppy, but thankfully, the puppy was with them and not at the home when it caught fire.

UPDATE: Feb. 16, 2023 4:40 p.m.

Officials say there were no injuries in the Moundsville structure fire.

The home appears to be a complete loss.

Officials are currently battling a fire in Moundsville

The fire is located at 1701 3rd Street in Moundsville.

The house appears to be a total loss.

Moundsville and Glen Dale fire departments are currently on the scene

Injuries are unknown at this time.

7News is on scene working to get more information, refresh this story for updates.