UPDATE: 7/27/2022, 3:27 p.m.

HEPZIBAH, W.Va. – The Spelter Volunteer Fire Department has released an update on an apartment fire in Harrison County that took place late Tuesday night.

According to a Facebook post, crews battled the fire for more than four and a half hours. They originally tried to fight the fire from the inside but were met with heavy smoke. Windows were removed, allowing departments to attack the fire from the inside for a while, but once fire broke through the room, crews moved outside, attacking with water from multiple tankers and hydrants.

The full narrative from the fire department and additional pictures can be found here.

ORIGINAL: 7/27/2022, 1:14 a.m.

HEPZIBAH, W.Va. – A late-night fire damaged an apartment building in Harrison County.

The incident happened at about 11:30 Tuesday night, along Route 20 in Hepzibah.

A neighbor told a 12 News reporter on scene that the building was vacant.

There is no word at this time on the cause of the fire.

Fire departments from Bridgeport, Lumberport, Nutter Fort, Reynoldsville, Shinnston, Spelter and Stonewood were all on scene, along with Harrison County EMS and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.