10 fire departments respond to fire scene in Ripley

10 fire departments respond to fire scene in Ripley
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 3:41 PM EST
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UPDATE 12/5/22 @ 10 p.m.

JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A home in Ripley was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon, according to Ripley Deputy Fire Chief Chuck Hitt.

The chief tells WSAZ.com that 10 different fire departments responded to the fire scene along Random Road.

“We called in extra help because the woods are also catching on fire,” he said. “So we’ve got like 10 fire departments here assisting with water shuttles.”

Crews now have flames under control, according to Chief Hitt.

He said there were no injuries at the scene, but a cat perished in the fire.

Fire crews received the initial call around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Hitt said it’s unknown how the fire started, explaining that it’s going to be difficult to find out due to the extensive damage.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY

JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Every fire department in Jackson County is on the way to the scene of a fire Monday afternoon, dispatchers say,

The fire was reported along Random Road.

Right now, no injuries have been reported, according to 911 dispatchers.

Further information has not been released.

WSAZ is headed to the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.