Huntington Fire Crews Respond to Vacant House Fire

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington fire crews responded to a vacant house fire in the 2500-block of 9th Avenue Wednesday morning.

The fire started about 12:45 a.m. and was quickly put out by firefighters.

No one was hurt.

A Huntington detective on the scene told the recent vacant or abandoned house fires in Huntington are putting lives at risk.

"What's going to happen is somebody's going to end up being hurt or killed just for the fact of responding to it, to put out a nuisance fire on an abandoned house," Detective Chris Sperry said. "I'm just afraid what's going to happen is, it's going to spread to an occupied dwelling and we're going to end up investigating a homicide over a nuisance fire."

Wednesday's fire is still under investigation.

It has not yet been ruled arson, or connected to the more than 30 vacant or abandoned house fires in Huntington since January.

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