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Fire Destroys Well-Known Mannington Establishment

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--Update--

The West Virginia Fire Marshal is still investigating a fire that destroyed the Moose Lodge in Mannington on Wednesday, September 19.

It has confirmed the fire started on the second floor, before taking out the roof.

The fire was discovered by a vehicle passing by and everyone got out of the building without injury.

Mannington Fire Chief James Moran said the Moose Lodge will be rebuilt.

It is waiting for the cause of the fire to be determined and for an insurance company to come in for inspections.

--Original Story--

Marion County fire departments and authorities responded to a fire at the Moose Lodge in Mannington Wednesday night.

Fire departments from Mannington, Worthington, and Farmington were on the scene at 105 East Railroad Street just after 8:15 p.m. Bystanders watched as flames engulfed the building.

The West Virginia Fire Marshal said the fire was discovered by someone driving by.

Mayor Robert Garcia said patrons were inside the building at the time, but all of them were able to get out safely.

The fire originated on the second floor before completely taking out the roof.

The exact cause of the fire is still unknown.

The State Fire Marshal said the building is at a total loss and is continuing to investigate.