Fire Destroys Vacant Home in Parkersburg

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

A fire in Parkersburg Thursday afternoon took a lot of manpower to put out quickly.

Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the 500 block of 32nd street, and found a house fully engulfed.

Lieutenant Melvin Turner says the majority of firefighters on duty responded to the blaze, and were able to put it out in about five minutes.

"We had to knock it down before we got inside, because just 50 feet back you couldn't' stand the heat," Lt. Turner said.

He also says the house was vacant and all utilities had been turned off.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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  • by chevyman83 Location: belpre on Aug 1, 2009 at 09:51 PM
    we lived there about 8 years ago. We always had problems with the people that lived at the trailer park they r a bunch of trouble making theives u all mite want 2 start ur investagaiton there
  • by shannon Location: pakersburg on Jul 31, 2009 at 07:43 AM
    I don't work far from where this fire occurred and it was amazing how quickly how fast they had this blaze out. Kudos to all the brave firefighters involved!
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