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UPDATE: 2 firefighters injured while battling house fire in St. Albans

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According to the Saint Albans fire chief, the fire was caused by an electrical issue and is not considered suspicious.

The injured firefighter was released early this morning and will be taking physical therapy to treat his injuries.

 



 

UPDATE: 1:27 A.M.

SAINT ALBANS -  Two firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in Saint Albans, according to Chief Stephen Parsons, with the Saint Albans Fire Department.

The Saint Albans Fire Department received a call just before 10 p.m. Monday about a house fire at 1048 College Circle.

While inside the house, a firefighter fell through the staircase, injuring himself. The second floor eventually collapsed.

Medics transported the firefighter to the hospital with non-life threatening injures.

Another firefighter sustained minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital.

No one was in the house at the time of fire.

Crews managed to extinguish the flames in less than an hour. 

Lakewood and West Side Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the blaze, along with Nitro and Saint Albans Fire Department. South Charleston Fire Department also came to help respond to any other emergencies within Saint Albans while all firefighters dealt with the house fire.

Chief Parsons said crews are investigating what caused the fire.

He said the house is "completely totaled" and he is trying to contact the owners. UPDATE

 


 

Emergency dispatchers have confirmed that at least one firefighter has been transported to the hospital after being injured battling a fire in St. Albans.

13News has a crew at the scene. Keep checking wowktv.com for updates.


ORIGINAL

Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in St. Albans on New Year's Eve. The call went out just after 10 p.m. Monday for the fire at the two-story house in Lakewood.

When crews arrived they said they could see the flames. Everyone inside the home was able to get out safely according to Metro 911 dispatchers.

Crews from Nitro, St. Albans and the Lakewood Fire Departments responded to the blaze.

There were no estimates on the damage Monday night. An investigation into what caused the fire is under way.