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Authorities investigate early morning fire in Wheeling

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WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — (update 5:00 a.m.) The Wheeling Fire Department has cleared the scene of a two-building structure fire in an alley near 18th street.

Fire officials said they received a call around 2:30 a.m about a fire in a vacant home at 92 Lane 15.

They reported it quickly spread to a neighboring house, 90 Lane 15, which also sustained heavy damage.

That home was occupied, but crews said the residents and their dog were able to escape unharmed.

According to officials, the flames are now out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Stay with 7News for updates.

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The Wheeling Fire Department is currently on the scene of a two-building structure fire on 18th street.

Officials report two buildings and possibly a third building were affected by the flames.

Information is very limited at this time.

Stay with 7News for updates.

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