UPDATE: Wednesday, April 6, 11:30 p.m.

The Wheeling Fire Department and public information officer released this statement about the Zane Street Fire:

“The Wheeling Fire Department is investigating a fire that occurred on Wheeling Island early Wednesday evening.

Around 6:35 p.m., firefighters were called to 22 Zane Street after calls were made to the 911 center for reported heavy smoke in the area.

When firefighters arrived on scene, flames could be seen coming from the rear of the apparent vacant structure. Firefighters continued to suppress the fire mostly from the exterior throughout the evening because of the building being unstable and unsafe. Crews were able to get the fire mostly under control in about two hours.

No firefighters were injured. Fire investigators will work to determine a cause of the fire, which would take several days.”


WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — 7News confirms there is a structure fire on Wheeling Island.

Wheeling Public Information Officer Phillip Stahl says the fire is at 22 Zane Street.

Stahl also confirms that officials received multiple calls about fire and smoke coming from the structure. When fire officials arrived, they saw fire and heavy smoke, Stahl said. Officials believe the building is unoccupied.

Flames and heavy smoke engulf building on Wheeling Island Wednesday

There was a full response by the Wheeling Fire Department, says Stahl.

He also said no one appears to be injured.

7News reporter Rebecca Little is on the scene. She will have more details tonight at 10.

Stay with 7NEWS and WTRF.com for more details as they become available.