Burning Brush Heavily Damages Parkersburg House

By: Kim Lucey & Todd Baucher Email
By: Kim Lucey & Todd Baucher Email

Burning brush is being blamed for a fire that broke out around noon Wednesday at a house in the 2100 block of 12th Avenue in Parkersburg.

City firefighters quickly brought the fire under control at the house of David Dowler. The fire did spread fast enough to cause heavy damage to the structure and most of its contents.

No one was injured.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2009 at 08:08 PM
    I'm with Anonymous..Marsha what your posting oon this website is wrong. Why don't you donate to that fund since it's your family. I myself donated lots to your family because I feel sorry for all parties involved & did'nt get a thank you. The money goes into the Karen Byers fund not to you! I also donated a few groceys to David Dowler today and apoligize it coudn't be more becuase of all the other money hungry rude people.....
  • by Angie Location: Parkersburg on Jun 25, 2009 at 08:02 PM
    Is this guy still staying in the home? We've been by this location more than once and theres always an older gentleman sitting on the porch....I would'nt think this would be a safe place for anyone to be. I am gonna gather up some snacks and have my boys run it upto him.
  • by Brent Location: Mineral Wells on Jun 24, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    with all due respect to Brian, volunteers CHOOSE to do it for free...don't knock the paid firefighters b/c it is their career...all firemen are respected for there efforts paid or not
  • by anon. on Jun 24, 2009 at 03:40 PM
    I am guessing Marsha accidentally posted that here - she probably thought she was on the other page. I'm pretty sure it was a honest mistake.
  • by Anonymous Location: Parkersburg on Jun 24, 2009 at 02:02 PM
    Marsha that is RUDE. This you are posting for money for another family when this family just lost their home and everything else in a fire today. Let this family have their own comments on this page, they too need help. Keep the comments about jeremy and david on their site. Please be considerate of this family now.
  • by Brian Location: Newport, OH on Jun 24, 2009 at 01:59 PM
    I'd hate to do be a firefighter today, with the hot temperatures and all that gear they wear. At least the Parkersburg firefighters are getting paid... volunteer firefighters do it for free.
  • by pete Location: parkersburg on Jun 24, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    boy i feal for the firefighters having to fight a fire in this heat.... tough tough stuff
  • by Marsha Location: Parkersburg on Jun 24, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    ANy help for jeremy and Dave Midcap will be greatly appreciated, We are also accepting donations for the family, they can not afford this along with this tragic accident. Please you can also send donations to Deborah Barker at WesBanco and all proceeds will go to the family so we can put father and son to rest together. We appreciate everything from everyone and thank you so much god bless.
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