UPDATE (11:30 a.m. on April 21, 2023): According to the Poca Volunteer Fire Department, the firefighter injured in this fire is at home resting.
The firefighter was from the Bancroft Fire Department.
They also say that the fire is now out.
Josh Silman with the Poca Volunteer Fire Department says it is tough to hear when a firefighter is injured.
“It is tough when you hear that a fireman’s down, especially like last night,” Silman said. “As steep as that hill was, it would have been hard to get down to go help, but I knew that we had other agencies down there.”
UPDATE (9 p.m. on April 20, 2023): The firefighter was injured when he fell four feet, crews on the scene tell 13 News.
They say the firefighter was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The name of the firefighter is not being released at this time.
UPDATE (7:39 p.m. on April 20, 2023): According to the Poca Volunteer Fire Department, a firefighter battling the brush fire in Poca was injured.
The extent of the injuries and what department they are with is unknown at this time.
PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Putnam County dispatchers tell 13 News that a brush fire is being reported near the Raymond City Boat Ramp in Poca.
They say this happened near the intersection of Charleston Road and Davis Drive in Poca.
Dispatchers are unable to confirm any injuries as a result of the fire.
The Poca Volunteer Fire Department, the Bancroft Volunteer Fire Department, the Nitro Fire Department, the St. Albans Fire Department and the West Virginia Division of Forestry.