Firefighters from across county battle apartment blaze

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JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) – Firefighters from across Jackson County responded to a large apartment fire in Ravenswood.

The fire was reported Saturday evening on the 400 block of Fleming Street in Ravenswood.

According to fire crews on the scene, the apartment complex on fire is at the 400 block of Fleming Street and is a total loss. The apartment buildings housed 4 to 5 apartments, two of which were believed to be in use.

Neighbors described the scene of the fire as something they never wanted to see again. Many were worried for their own homes and families.

“I was concerned mostly about the kids because a lot of kids live in here and you just didn’t know what was going on” says Ravenwood resident Rosalee Parsons.

Residents were in the apartment at the time of the fire but no injuries are reported. Fire crews from across the county, including Silverton, Cottageville, Ripley, and Ravenswood fire departments responded to the scene.

An investigation has begun to determine the cause of the blaze.

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