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Multiple Incidents Keep the Morgantown Fire Department Busy
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Tuesday, August 24, was a busy day for the Morgantown Fire Department as crews responded to numerous incidents.
Morgantown firefighters responded to a garbage truck that had rolled over at approximately 8:14 a.m. on Grafton Road. The driver of the truck was treated on the scene for minor injuries. The accident caused significant traffic congestion and delays in the area. The truck also leaked diesel fuel and other fluids that had to be cleaned up. Morgantown Police, Mon EMS, West Virginia Division of Highways and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection were also on the scene.
At approximately 1:04 p.m., the Morgantown Fire Department was dispatched to a second alarm structure fire at the Wicked Water Saloon located at 350 East Brockway Avenue. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the rear end of the building. The fire was quickly brought under control but caused an estimated $14,000 in damages. Fire Marshal's determined the fire was an accident caused by workers soldering pipes. There were no injuries to firefighters or workers on scene.
Finally, crews were dispatched to another possible structure fire at West Virginia University College Park Apartments located at 49 Newton Avenue at approximately 8:43 p.m. Firefighters arrived and found a stovetop grease fire in one of the apartments. There were minor damages with no injuries to occupants or firefighters. WVU Police Department and WVU Housing were also on the scene.