UPDATE: Volunteer Firefighter Crashes into Home on Way to Fire

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/30/13 @7:45 a.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A volunteer firefighter, responding to a fire call, crashed his pickup into a mobile home along Route 10 in Salt Rock Tuesday morning.

The firefighter is with the Salt Rock Volunteer Fire Department. He and the two women in the trailer were not hurt.

The firefighter tells WSAZ.com that he was run off the road by another driver. He ended going off the road, then up the handicap ramp at the trailer before coming to a stop on the front porch of the home. The trailer has some very minor damage.

The homeowner tells WSAZ.com this is not the first time a vehicle has ended up on their property. The trailer is about 35-40 feet off of Route 10.

The firefighter was responding to a fire just after 6 a.m. at another mobile home on Calvary Lane, just off Guyan River Road, near Salt Rock. The fire was just about an eighth of a mile from where the firefighter was involved in the crash.

That trailer was destroyed in the fire. No word if anyone was home. Also, no word on a cause of the fire or reported injuries.

Firefighters from Salt Rock and West Hamlin battled the fire.

We have a crew at the fire scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 7/30/13 @ 6:42 a.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.VA. (WSAZ) -- Several crashes and traffic jams being reported this Tuesday morning.

A wreck between two vehicles has been reported on Route 10 in Salt Rock at 5471 Guyan River Road. This happened about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

One of the vehicles reportedly went into a house and is leaking fuel. No word yet on injuries.

This happened near a house fire at 5410 Guyan River Road in Salt Rock. WSAZ.com has learned that flames were showing when firefighters arrived on the scene.

The call came in at 5:51 a.m. on the fire.

Also Tuesday morning, a crash in Cabell County on Route 60. One of the westbound lanes was closed on Route 60 at East Pea Ridge Road but has since reopened.

The crash damaged a utility pole and is causing a power outage. A.E.P. is reporting approximately 1,800 customers without electricity. This also means some signal lights aren't working.

Traffic congestion is also reported on I-64 in the eastbound lanes at the 44 mile marker. This is near St. Albans interchange.

We have crews covering the wrecks and the house fire in Salt Rock.

Be sure to check back at WSAZ.com for the latest information.

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