UPDATE (4:27 p.m. on Monday, April 10): Chris Collins, Fire Marshal for the St. Albans Fire Department, tells 13 News that the fire started in a kitchen near a stove.
Collins says the people displaced in the fire were helped by the American Red Cross and were given After the Disaster kits from the St. Albans Fire Department.
UPDATE (2:30 P.M. April 10, 2023): One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire in St. Albans, officials say.
Crews say once they were on scene, they were able to contain the fire within 30 minutes. However, three residents in three different units have now been displaced due to the damage.
According to crews on scene, the fire started in the main unit, which was severely damaged in the blaze. The two adjacent units received some minor damage. Crews say the Red Cross will be assisting the displaced residents.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
ST. ALBANS, WV (WOWK) – Crews are responding to a fire at a townhouse in St. Albans, West Virginia.
According to Kanawha County dispatchers, the call came in around 12:37 p.m. Monday, April 10, regarding a fire in the 900 block of 4th Street.
Dispatchers say the townhouse is an occupied home, but no injuries have been reported.
The St. Albans Fire Department, Nitro Fire Department, West Side Volunteer Fire Department, St. Albans Police Department and Kanawha County EMS are on scene.
This is the second fire to break out in St. Albans today. Crews responded to a fire on 9th Street early this morning.