UPDATE: Cause of fire at Nitro business still undetermined

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NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 12/19/17 @ 6 p.m.
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fire that tore through an automotive business on Monday night.

The fire started about 9:30 p.m. at Absolute Tire, destroying the business. A passerby saw the fire and called it in. The cause of the blaze remains unknown.

Firefighters say they discovered a natural gas leak at a meter while fighting the fire, but that it was unrelated to the fire starting. That meter was quick fixed by Mountaineer Gas, and emergency crews say there was no threat of an explosion.

There was also a car inside the building that was on fire.

Neighboring homes on the same side of the road as Absolute Tire were evacuated when the fire began, because of the size of the fire and the wind.

There were no injuries.



UPDATED 12/19/17 @ 2:28 a.m.
A tire business fire late Monday night has closed state Route 25 through Nitro.

The fire started about 9:30 at Absolute Tire in the 1100 block of 1st Ave. South. A passerby say the fire and called it in. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Firefighters say they discovered a natural gas leak at a meter while fighting the fire, but that it was unrelated to the fire starting. That meter was quick fixed by Mountaineer Gas and emergency crews say there was no threat of an explosion.

There was also a car inside the building that was on fire.

Neighboring homes on the same side of the road as Absolute Tire were evacuated when the fire began, because of the size of the fire and the wind.

There were no injuries. The West Virginia Fire Marshal was called to the scene.

Rt. 25 is expected to remain closed into the early morning hours Tuesday.

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ORIGINAL STORY 12/18/17 @ 10:15 p.m.
A tire business fire Monday night has evacuated some nearby homes and closed First Avenue South in that area, Metro 911 dispatchers say.

It was reported just before 9:30 p.m. at Absolute Tire in the 1100 block of First Avenue South, also known as state Route 25. The roadway was expected to be closed most of the night in that area, according to Metro 911.

There was a leak in a natural gas meter at the scene, but Mountaineer Gas crews managed to contain it. There also was a vehicle inside the tire business reported to be on fire.

Multiple crews fought the flames, including departments from Nitro, Dunbar, St. Albans, Teays Valley and Poca.

We have a crew at the scene.

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