UPDATE (March 17, 3:15 p.m.): Huntington Fire Department says it responded to an electrical fire at a commercial building on Fourth Avenue Friday afternoon.
HFD says most of the metal-clad building was charged with high-voltage electricity when crews arrived. Firefighters entered the building once the power was off, according to HFD.
Crews contained the fire to a large interior electrical panel, HFD says. Firefighters say they also removed smoke from the building with positive-pressure ventilation fans.
HFD says no one was in the building when the fire started. According to HFD, there were damages only to the electrical panel and system along with smoke issues.
Firefighters say they demobilized and returned to service just before 2:30 p.m. No firefighters were injured, HFD says.
HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — Cabell County 911 says there was a working fire at a location with several commercial buildings in Huntington, West Virginia.
According to dispatchers, the fire started on Friday around 1:15 p.m. at 532 Fourth Ave.
Dispatchers say the fire is now out and responders were able to extinguish it by 1:51 p.m.
It is unknown if anyone was inside the structure, according to dispatchers. They say the area is a cluster of “multiple commercial buildings.”
Huntington Fire Department (HFD) and Cabell County Emergency Medical Services are on the scene.