UPDATE (Sunday, Oct. 29 at 9:00 p.m.) – One person has been arrested and charged with arson in connection to the fire on Sunday morning, according to West Virginia State Police.
Dillon Skibbe, 31, of Hurricane was charged with first degree arson and felony destruction of property.
While crews were responding, officers were alerted of a suspect leaving the area of the fire, according to WVSP. Skibbe was later identified and taken into custody.
He is being held at Western Regional Jail without bond, according to the jail website.
The investigation remains ongoing.
PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Authorities are investigating a “suspicious” fire in Putnam County.
According to the Teays Valley Fire Department, multiple crews responded to a structure fire that broke out around 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at a mobile home on Linwood Road. Fire crews say the home was a “total loss.”
The TVFD says a neighboring building also sustained minor damage in the fire. Crews say no one was injured.
Firefighters say the circumstances surrounding the fire have been deemed “suspicious,” so the West Virginia State Police has launched an investigation.
Along with the TVFD and WVSP, the Nitro, Winfield, Buffalo, Eleanor and Hurricane fire departments and Putnam County 911/Emergency Services responded.
This is a developing story and WOWK 13 News will update this article as more information becomes available.