Emergency crews respond to fire in Morgantown

Emergencies

UPDATE:

The Morgantown Fire Department responded to a fire Monday morning.

At about 8:30, a firetruck was in the area when firefighters saw smoke along Montrose Avenue.

The department said firefighters found the rear of a duplex rental on fire.

Investigators said the fire was accidental. They said that they believe it started inside the wall of a utility room where water lines had been wrapped with electric heat tape.

All 14 people got out of the duplex unharmed.

The department estimates the damage to be $100,000.

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ORIGINAL:

The Morgantown Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire Monday morning.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. on Montrose Avenue, according to MECCA 911 officials.

Monongalia County EMS is also on standby, according to 911 officials.

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