MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) — Moundsville VFD officials have confirmed that all brush fires in Marshall County are now extinguished.
Tom Hart, Marshall County EMA director, tells 7NEWS reporter Taylor Long that 17 to 19 brush fires were active earlier Saturday afternoon. The fires stretched from the Moundsville Country Club area to the airport in Glen Dale.
Fire officials believe the fires may have started from sparks on the northbound rail car of a train.
First, Moundsville VFD and Washington Lands VFD were dispatched to a brush fire in the area of the Moundsville Country Club on Route 2 just south of town.
While responding, Marshall County 911 started receiving multiple calls of brush fires along the railroad tracks from the Washington Lands area to the Glen Dale area.
Multiple agencies were then dispatched to respond to the areas and extinguish the fires.
MVFD responded with:
- 1 Engine
- 1 Engine/Tanker
- 1 support vehicle
- 1 ATV
- 9 personnel
Other units responding:
Washington Lands VFD
Roberts Ridge VFD
Glen Dale VFD
New Martinsville VFD
Marshall County EMS
Other assisting units:
West Virginia State Police
Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
Marshall County EMA
All units have returned to station as all fires are out.
Thank you to the Marshall county 911 center on a excellent job with getting resources requested to the areas.
The fires remain under investigation.
Stay with 7News for updates.