UPDATE: 3/20/2023, 6:28 p.m.
BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. (WBOY) — Crews from both West Virginia and Pennsylvania worked together to extinguish a large fire near the Monongalia County, West Virginia and Greene County, Pennsylvania line on Monday.
According to an update from the Greene County Emergency Management and Department of Emergency Services, Monongalia County officials requested aid from Pennsylvania departments around noon after they realized the fire was across the Pennsylvania line.
The post said a number of agencies responded and extinguished the fire using only water. Both the West Virginia and Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) were called, as well as hazmat teams from Mon and Fayette counties, but the update did not say whether there was contamination.
Other West Virginia departments that responded:
- Mon County OES
- Blacksville VFD
- Cassville VFD
- Granville VFD
- Wadestown VFD
- Grant Town VFD
- Fair View VFD
Other Pennsylvania departments that responded:
- Brave/Wayne Township Township VFC
- Mt. Morris VFC
- PA Fish and Boat Commission
ORIGINAL: 3/20/2023, 12:18 p.m.
BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. (WBOY) — Multiple fire departments responded to a rubbish fire in Blacksville on Monday, according to 911 logs.
It was called in just after 11:15 a.m. per the Marion County 911 log.
According to the Monongalia County Emergency Management Agency, a “large pile of rubber” is burning. The Monongalia County 911 Center confirmed to 12 News that the fire is at a business called Chissy’s and that a hazardous materials team had been alerted, but was not on the scene yet as of 12 News’ phone call.
The business is located on the Mason Dixon Highway, not far from the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border.
Crews with the Cassville and Wadestown Volunteer Fire Departments are responding in addition to the Blacksville Volunteer Fire Department, which is leading the response, according to 911 center officials.
The fire is also on the Marion County 911 log, showing at least seven fire departments were alerted.