UPDATE 9:46 AM :

The Wheeling Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire that destroyed two buildings in East Wheeling.

At 4:55 a.m., firefighters were called to 148 16th St. for a fully involved structure fire. The fire then spread to the neighboring structure at 146 16th St. Both buildings were vacant and unoccupied. 

Due to the building’s partial collapse and for public safety, an emergency demolition is taking place Thursday morning. 

No firefighters were injured, and the fire remains under investigation by the department’s Bureau of Fire Investigations. 

As of Thursday morning, 16th St. remains closed between the WV 2 and Jacob Street.

Both buildings destroyed in the fire were demolished.


WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — Wheeling Fire is battling a fire at 150 16th Street.

Officials tell 7News that the structure used to be an old apartment building.

16th Street is blocked off on both sides.

No injuries are being reported at this time.

Officials believe the building has significant fire damage.

7News Reporter Taylor Long was on the scene gathering information.

Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for updates as we learn more.