Developmental Therapy Center Temporarily Closed After Fire

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – One of the businesses impacted by Sunday’s fire in the Morris Building in Huntington is looking for a temporary location to set up shop.

The executive director of the Developmental Therapy Center says the ceiling fell in on their offices on the third floor of the building.

Leslie Comer-Porter also says much of their equipment was destroyed by water.

Until a temporary work space is secured, the 22 employees of the Therapy Center don’t have a place to treat patients.

"Right now we're basically not providing services. We are looking for a temporary home to relocate to so the therapists can get into a home and start servicing the children and adults with special needs in the tri-state community," Comer-Porter said.

The Developmental Therapy Center provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy to adults and children.

The fire started Sunday at 9 a.m. in the historic building in the 900 block of 4th Avenue.

According to the City of Huntington's Facebook page, officials believe the fire started in an old elevator shaft in the top of the building.

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