UPDATE (3:52 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17): According to a spokesperson for the city of Nitro, this home was demolished after the fire was under control.


NITRO, WV (WOWK) – Fire crews from Nitro and St. Albans were on 40th street in Nitro battling a house fire Tuesday morning.

According to Metro 911 dispatchers, the fire was first reported just before 6:40 a.m.

We’re told by crews on scene that the fire broke out in a home, but the heat from the flames damaged an adjacent, occupied home. Firefighters say it’s a difficult fire to put out because the home has lots of nooks and crannies. No injuries have been reported.