UPDATE (Nov. 23, 2022, at 10:07 p.m.): The Assistance Fire Chief for the Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Department James Hill says an insurance company will figure out what caused the fire.


UPDATE (Nov. 23, 2022, at 12:05 p.m.): Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (TMVFD) says that when crews arrived at a structure fire on Brick Circle in Cross Lanes, rescuers were met with a “3-story apartment building” and heavy fire through the roof.

TMVFD Chief Justin Alford says a fully-involved attic fire broke out at 1 Brick Circle. Crews were able to quickly knock down the fire and prevent it from spreading through the entire complex, according to officials.

TMVFD says the fire caused serious damage to 1 Brick Circle in the attic and second-floor damage to the neighboring residence.

(Photo courtesy of TMVFD)

Officials say the occupants of 1 Brick Circle called 911 after they discovered the fire. All occupants of the first and second residences made it out safely, TMVFD says.

Units on the scene include Nitro Fire Department, West Side VFD, Institute Fire Rescue, Kanawha County Emergency Management Services, and The Red Cross.


UPDATE: Crews have the fire under control.

(Photo courtesy of Nitro Fire Department)

First responders on scene say two townhouses have been impacted.

The townhouse where the fire began housed three people, but they all made it out safely.

The second townhouse had one resident who made it out safely as well.

The fire is believed to have started in a bathroom.

Flames were coming through the roof when crews arrived.


CROSS LANES, WV (WOWK) — Crews are currently on the scene of an active townhouse fire in Cross Lanes.

Metro 911 tells 13 News they got the call around 6:30 a.m. at 1 Brick Circle.

Dispatch says people were inside the home when the fire broke out, but everyone got out safely.

Dispatch says flames are coming through the roof.

We have a crew headed to the scene.