Suspicious Fire Destroys St. Albans Home

By: WSAZ News Email
By: WSAZ News Email

UPDATE 12/20/13 @ 8 a.m.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fire at a home in St. Albans appears to be suspicious.

The fire was reported about 4 a.m. Friday at a home at 804 Hudson Street.

St. Albans Firefighters say when they arrived on scene flames were shooting through the roof of the home. The fire was contained to the attic, but the rest of the house sustained water damage.

The fire chief says the city will most likely have to condemn the home because of the damage.

The house was originally a duplex, but recently turned into a single family home. No one was home at the time of the fire.

The fire is still under investigation, but firefighters say it appears suspicious.

Hudson Street and Kanawha Terrace were both closed while crews were on scene, but both roads have reopened.

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UPDATE 12/20/13 @ 6:17 a.m.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One of the two roads shut down due to an early morning house fire has reopened.

The fire started about 4 a.m. Friday at a home at 804 Hudson Street. That road remains closed, but Kanawha Terrace, which had been temporarily shut down, has since reopened.

Firefighters describe the fire as suspicious. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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ORIGINAL STORY 12/20/13 @ 4:14 a.m.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A house fire in St. Albans has shutdown a pair of roads in the town.

The fire is in the 700 block of Hudson Street.

Police on scene say there are no injuries and that the home was recently renovated from a duplex into a single residence.

No one was home when the fire started.

Kanawha Terrace and Hudson Street are shut down as crews battle the flames.

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