2 residents, firefighter taken to hospital after house fire

Claims pet cat
The injured firefighter is in stable condition.
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 3:11 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Two residents and a firefighter were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after a house fire in the 1500 block of Quarrier Street, according to the Charleston Fire Department.

Firefighters say the victims were “transported for evaluation” and the firefighter “to be evaluated for an injury related to a fall inside the structure.” The two residents suffered burns, according to firefighters.

“As for the condition of the two residents, we don’t have an update to them as of yet,” CFD Capt. David Hodges said. “The cause of the fire, we’re unsure on that. It’s going to remain under investigation by the Charleston Fire Department.”

Neighbor Mike Bowen said it sounded like a bunch of small explosions went off at once when the fire started.

“I was inside my bedroom, which is right beside where the fire was at, and I heard some sound like firecrackers go off,” Bowen said. “And I smelled smoke and I looked out the window and I thought our house was on fire.

The firefighter’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Hodges said a pet cat died.

The fire was reported around 3 p.m. and involved a two and a half story home. It was contained to that home, but there was minor exposure damage to a next door home.

The fire is not considered suspicious at this time.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Crews with the Charleston Fire Department are on the scene Friday afternoon of a house fire. Dispatchers said the call came in just before 3 p.m. for a fire in the 1500 block of Quarrier Street.

At this time we do not know if anyone was home at the time the fire started.

Charleston Police and EMS crews are also on scene.

Stay with WSAZ for the latest developments.