UPDATE (Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:36 p.m.) – Several homes and businesses were evacuated as crews worked to put out the flames at the former Danville Lumber Company, according to Danville Fire Chief Justin Chafin.
He said a local church recently bought the property and was in the process of tearing down a building when a controlled burn of lumber spread to a nearby building.
The fire spread to two other buildings on the property, and two residences sustained minor damages, according to Chafin.
A Danville firefighter was taken to the hospital for minor injuries but has been released.
BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Multiple crews are responding to a fire at the former Danville Lumber Company in Boone County, according to dispatchers.
The fire was reported around 5:35 p.m. on Saturday.
When crews arrived the fire was fully involved, according to dispatchers. A firefighter was taken to the hospital; however the extent of their injuries is still unknown at this time.
Dispatchers said Route 85 and several streets in Danville are closed until further notice while crews continue to battle the flames.
Boone County Ambulance, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia State Police and multiple fire departments responded.
This is a developing story.