UPDATE: Ravenswood fire appears accidental and electrical in nature

West Virginia

UPDATE (3:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 3): According to Deputy State Fire Marshal Jason Baltic, this fire appears to be accidental and electrical in nature.


RAVENSWOOD, WV (WOWK)—A Ravenswood community building caught fire on Thursday morning, and crews from across the region worked to contain the blaze. Jackson County dispatch confirmed that the address of the fire is the McIntosh Community Building on the 200 block of Mulberry Street.

According to Deputy State Fire Marshal Jason Baltic, a woman was detained and questioned, but she was not placed into custody. 

Ravenswood Mayor Josh Miller tweeted saying, “This is a sad day in Ravenswood, but as with any challenges that come our way, we’ll face them as a community, we will regroup and rebuild.

The mayor said that city leaders were in the process of remodeling the building, and they had big plans for the future. The community had been having events and art shows in the building, and they even started adding a museum.

The investigation into the exact cause of the fire is ongoing. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s office is conducting the investigation, even utilizing a drone to get a bird’s eye view of the building.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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