7 W.Va. FFs injured battling warehouse fire

Fourteen fire departments were called to the massive blaze Tuesday

By Laura French

CRAB ORCHARD, W.Va. — More than half a dozen firefighters were hospitalized after a massive warehouse blaze in West Virginia on Tuesday. 

West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office officials said six firefighters were transported for heat exhaustion and one was transported for a burn injury as 14 fire departments battled the blaze at the Raleigh County Sheltered Warehouse, according to WVVA.

The warehouse was fully engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived shortly before 5 p.m., officials say. The structure is considered a total loss and the state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause. 

The Beaver Volunteer Fire Department wrote in a statement on Facebook that the flames had spread to a nearby wooded area but were quickly contained by crews. 


Tonight crews responded to a commercial structure fire in Crab Orchard. 14 different departments fought the blaze for...

Posted by Beaver VFD on Tuesday, 21 July 2020


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