UPDATE (Dec. 3, 2020, at 3:10 p.m.): East Bank VFD says the structure that caught fire on Saturday morning was a demolished, abandoned building.

The residence was in the process of being torn down and was demolished before the fire, East Bank VFD says. It was the rubble of the building that caught aflame.

Responders did return later on Saturday morning for a rekindle. However, officials say this presented no danger to surrounding properties.

The fire department expects the rubble to burn in some areas that crews cannot access.

They are keeping a close watch on the burning in case it does get to the point of danger, East Bank VFD says.


DRY BRANCH, WV (WOWK) — East Bank Volunteer Fire Department says they responded to an early Saturday morning structure fire in Dry Branch.

The fire happened in the 1900 block of Cabin Creek Road shortly after midnight, according to Metro 911.

East Bank VFD says upon arrival, the scene was a working fire and that the building was “on the ground.”

(Credit: East Bank VFD)

Cabin Creek VFD and Chesapeake VFD also responded.