Tag Archives: West Virginia

Morgantown, WV – Sprinkler system extinguished apartment fire caused by battery rechargeable devices

A fire at Mountaineer Court Apartments caused about $30,000 in damage to two apartments, but no one was injured Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators concluded that a fire in apartment 202 began due to several battery rechargeable devices. The fire then spread to an inflatable mattress.Continue Reading »

Logan, WV – Evening fire at Walmart contained to stock room by sprinkler system; Store reopens next morning

The city of Logan Fire Department responded to a structural fire at the Walmart in Logan around 9 p.m. Saturday. Fire Chief Scott Beckett said the fire was contained to a stock room in the back of the store.  “This is a real testament to working sprinkler systems and quick reaction times,” Beckett said.Continue Reading »

Hinton, WV – No injuries in senior apartment fire controlled with help from sprinkler system

Fire departments in Summers County responded to a fire Monday afternoon at Hinton House Apartments on Stokes Drive.  Steve Pack, Assistant Fire Chief of Hinton Fire Department, said the fire erupted in a kitchen on the fifth floor of the building, and is believed to have started because of an issue with an electric stove.Continue Reading »

Huntington, WV – Arena fire controlled with help from sprinkler system; No injuries and no events canceled

Firefighters responded to a fire Friday morning at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. Crews were able to quickly put out the fire, which started in an administrative office. The sprinkler system helped in the fire.  About 15 to 20 employees were in the building at the time.  Continue Reading »

Elkins, WV – Sprinkler system keeps fire in retail building from spreading

A fire in Elkins Thursday morning damaged the Dollar Store and a dance studio, two separate floors of a three story building. Several agencies responded to the fire at the old G.C. Murphy building. An official from the Elkins Fire Department tells 5 News that a refrigerator on the third floor short-circuited, sparking the fire.Continue Reading »

Bridgeport, WV – Fire at TownePlace Suites hotel contained to 3-by-3 foot area by sprinkler system

The TownePlace Suites on Platinum Drive in Bridgeport caught fire Monday morning. Crews were dispatched to the hotel at approximately 9:20 a.m. after receiving a fire alarm activation notification and a call from the front desk advising there was something on fire on the fourth floor.Continue Reading »