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UPDATE: Man Charged with Setting Huntington House Fire

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

UPDATE 5/2/13 @ 9:45 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington man was arrested overnight and charged with setting a fire that destroyed a house in Huntington Wednesday night.

The abandoned wood frame house near the intersection of 9th Avenue and 27th Street was completely ablaze when firefighters got on the scene just before 9 p.m.

Some WSAZ viewers reported seeing the fire from across the river in Ohio.

Huntington Police arrested Shawn King, 35, and charged him with first-degree arson.

According to the police report, firefighters determined the fire was suspicious and called Huntington Police.

Police say that King admitted to setting the fire to a person who then gave the information to detectives.

King was booked in the Western Regional jail early Thursday morning.

No one was hurt, and firefighters quickly got the fire under control.

The fire caused some heat exposure damage to a nearby home.

King is expected to be arraigned on the charge Thursday morning.

No word on why he allegedly set the fire.



UPDATE 5/1/13 @ 9:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- What appeared to be a serious house fire quickly burned an abandoned home Wednesday night near the intersection of 9th Avenue and 27th Street, Huntington firefighters say.

They say the wooden structure was completely ablaze when they arrived just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Some WSAZ viewers from Ohio reported seeing the fire from across the river.

No one was hurt, and firefighters quickly brought the flames under control.

The fire caused some heat exposure damage to a nearby home.



ORIGINAL STORY
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An intense house fire visible throughout much of the Huntington area brought out Huntington Fire Department crews Wednesday night to a home near the intersection of 9th Avenue and 27th Street, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say.

Based on initial reports, everyone made it out of the home safely. Some callers to WSAZ.com said the fire is visible from across the river in Ohio.

The blaze was reported about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday.

We have a crew at the scene.

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