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House fire closes road in Huntington

Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 8:37 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -

UPDATE 1/23/2021 @ 8:03 p.m.

Crews are back on scene of this structure fire, they say the hot coals rekindled.

Due to the collapse of the structure crews on scene do say they are going to continue to monitor the area for rekindling throughout the night.

UPDATE 1/23/2021 @ 11:01 a.m.

Crews have reopened 8th Avenue after a house fire closed it for a few hours.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 1/23/2021

Several police, fire and EMS crews are on scene of a house fire in Huntington.

The call of a structure fire came in just before 8 a.m. in the 1700 block of 8th Avenue.

Our crew on scene says 8th Avenue is blocked off starting at Hal Greer while officials work on containing the blaze.

Captain Mat Winters, says firefighters could see flames from the station as they headed to the scene. Three engines, both aerial and rescue response teams were deployed. Firefighters had to take a defensive approach due to the fire and building conditions.

One of the walls completely collapsed.

He says there is no damage to nearby vehicles or structures.

Neighbors tell WSAZ they believe the home is abandoned but have seen people come and go from the building occasionally.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and will be delayed until it’s safe for officials to enter the home.

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