UPDATE: Elkins Fire Department still looking to identify cause of apartment fire


(UPDATE 8/30/18 6:40 p.m.)

More information has been released on the apartment fire that took place on Kerens Avenue in Elkins Wednesday evening.

Elkins Fire Chief Tom Meader says the department has determined where the fire started, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Meader also added that the fire is not considered suspicious at this time

Meader also says 12 people, including 5 children, were forced out of the building, and have been set up with support from the Red Cross.

“These Red Cross workers were in Doddridge County, but they were here within an hour. They fixed them up with a clothing voucher, a food voucher, and put them in a motel,” said Meader.

(UPDATE 8/29/18 8:30 p.m.)

The fire broke out at 210 Kerens Ave in Elkins.

According to officials, crews were at the scene for over 2 hours putting out the fire.

Officials reported that one firefighter was treated for heat related injuries.

Elkins Fire Department is still investigating.

(ORIGINAL 8/29/18 6:30 p.m.)

Crews responded to a structure fire in Randolph County Wednesday afternoon

According to 911 officials, the call came in around 4:30 p.m.

Crews from Elkins Volunteer Fire Department, Beverly Fire Department, Leading Creek Fire Department and Junior Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene alongside Elkins Police and Randolph County EMS.

Officials say no injuries were reported. There is no word at this time on the fire’s cause.

Elkins Fire Department is currently investigating.

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