Business a ‘total loss’ after structure fire in Roane County

West Virginia

UPDATE 1:32 p.m. Oct. 19, 2020: One firefighter from the Spencer Volunteer Fire Department on the scene of the downtown Spencer fire has been taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation, a fire chief at the scene tells WOWK 13 News. The fire chief says she is expected to make a full recovery. 

UPDATE 11:45 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020: Officials tell WOWK 13 News a structure fire that broke out at Legacy Market on Church Street in Spencer this morning is being contained but left the building a total loss.

Electricity is currently shut off at several of surrounding businesses and a few have water damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


ROANE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a fire on Church Street in Spencer, West Virginia.

Roane County Dispatch says the call came in around 7:12 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. At least one structure is on fire and a resident who sent these photos says there may be more.

Dispatchers say fire units are pouring water on the fire now and are not aware of anyone being transported at this time. The Spencer, Walton, Gandyville and Jackson County Volunteer Fire Departments are on the scene.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story as it develops.

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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