A massive fire in downtown Clendenin damaged multiple businesses and caused one building to collapse.
It started around 6:00pm on Friday evening. Firefighters first responded to a fire at the Sav-A-Lot grocery. Then just when crews were finished with the fire there, they received a call about another fire at the Dollar General store.
The Dollar General building is a total loss, and arson is suspected.
Fortunately, no one was injured in these fires.
There is an advisory for people who live in Clendenin from the water company; they want residents to boil your water until further notice.
The picture you see here is from our photojournalist Adam Cunningham, who is at the scene.
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE KANAWHA COUNTY METRO 911:
A BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ANYONE LIVING IN THE TOWN OF CLENDENIN OR WHO USES THE TOWN OF CLENDENIN MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM. THE ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED DUE TO THE LARGE AMOUNT OF WATER THAT HAS BEEN REQUIRED TO FIGHT A MULTIPLE BUILDING FIRE IN THE TOWN OF CLENDENIN.
THIS BOIL WATER ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.