UPDATE: No cause determined yet in Pleasant Street fire; Morgantown Fire Department asks those with information to call arson hotline

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UPDATE (10/30/20 4:38 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Morgantown Fire Department has released additional details on the fire that occurred on Pleasant Street in Morgantown on Thursday evening.

Firefighters issued a press release on Friday, stating that the building the fire occurred at was a two story building that was vacant, and had formerly been occupied by Wild Zero Studios with one apartment above.

The release stated that firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 45 minutes. Firefighters said the fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damages. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, according to the release.

The release stated that investigators from the Morgantown Fire Department believe the fire started in the front room of the second floor apartment, and the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Although, investigators have determined that the apartment was recently occupied by several unauthorized inhabitants, according to the release.

Firefighters said any person with information about this incident is being asked to call the Morgantown Arson Hotline at 304-225-3586.

ORIGINAL (10/29/20 6:35 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Morgantown Fire officials responded to a structure in downtown Morgantown on Thursday.

According to Monongalia County 911 officials, first responders with the Morgantown Fire Department were alerted to reports of a working fire at the intersection of Spruce and Pleasant Streets at approximately 5:30 p.m.

At this time there is no word about the amount of damage that was caused or what started the fire.

Stay with 12 News as we will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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