A big fire damaged the former Ames Plant in Wood County on Friday evening. The call came in to the Wood County 911 Center just before 5 p.m. according to a news release from the Parkersburg Police Department.
The building is currently owned and operated by Polymer Alliance Services and serves as a plastics storage facility.
According to the news release, eight fire departments and approximately 75 fire fighters responded to the blaze on Camden Avenue. Initial estimates are that the actual fire was contained to 10% or less of this massive building. Smoke and water damage is expected to be more.
The fire was under control by about 7:30 p.m. according to the news release, but fire fighters were continuing to work on hot spots at 9:45 p.m.
The West Virginia State Fire Marshals office has been called in to investigate. There were no injuries. The cause remains under investigation.