UPDATE: Crews Fight Apartment Fire in East Huntington

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email
The fire was contained to the house which had been converted into several apartments.

(WSAZ Photo/Ryan Bloomfield)

UPDATE 2/18/13 @ 10 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Firefighters say a tenant using an oven to heat his apartment appears to have started a fire that severely damaged a duplex in Huntington.

The fire was contained to the house which had been converted into several to apartments. It is located in the 2900-block of 3rd Avenue. The fire was reported about 8:30 p.m.

At one point, flames were visible through the roof.

Everyone made it out safely, and no one was hurt.

Third Avenue in the area of the fire was closed for about an hour as crews fought the fire.



ORIGINAL STORY
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An apartment building fire in the 2900-block of 3rd Avenue has multiple fire units on the scene Monday night, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say.

Fire broke out in the two-story structure, which has been converted to apartments, about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Everyone managed to make it out safely. No one was reported to be hurt.

Crews were in the process of closing 3rd Avenue just before 9 p.m. Another engine company was called out about that time.

We have a crew at the scene.

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