FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Morgantown Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire on Brockway Avenue
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Dec. 8, the Morgantown Fire Department was dispatched to a confirmed structure fire at 376 Brockway Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the third-floor window on the front side of the building. Crews were able to gain access to the fire area and extinguished the blaze. Fire damage was contained to the third floor, however, the structure received water damage throughout as a result of extinguishment activities.
A second alarm callout was initiated for additional personnel to back fill stations while firefighters worked at the fire scene. Personnel from the Morgantown Police Department, Morgantown Code Enforcement Office and Monongalia County EMS also responded to assist firefighters at the incident.
The structure, which is owned by Bel-Cross Properties of Morgantown, was built in 1911. The structure is listed as a duplex according to county tax records. Damage estimates are not currently available. The building was occupied prior to the fire, and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. Officers from the department’s Fire Marshal’s Division are investigating the cause of the fire.