Fire reported at abandoned WV coal processing plant

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UPDATE: The Danville Volunteer Fire Department tells 13 News they believe they have the fire under control at this time. They are continuing to identify any remaining threats such as extension or hot spots but believe the fire to be accidental.

More than 18 different crews and units responded to the fire. No one was injured.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration will be investigating.


BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Boone County 911 officials say multiple crews are on scene at a fire at the Hobet 21 coal processing plant. They say heavy flames are showing at the scene.

Officials say the plant is abandoned and was in the process of being torn down. No injuries have been reported at this time.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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