FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Morgantown Fire Department Responds to 2nd Alarm Fire on Jefferson Court
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - At approximately 7:42 p.m. on July 7, the South High Street Fire Station responded to a reported 1st alarm fire at a two-story apartment building located at 206 Jefferson Court. Firefighters arrived to find fire and smoke in the attic of the building and called for a 2nd alarm response. The fire was under control in approximately 20 minutes.
The fire caused an estimated $35,000 in damages. There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters. Investigators believe the fire was caused by a lightning strike, as the occupant and other witnesses nearby reported a bright flash followed by a loud explosion. Investigators are returning to the scene today for further assessment. The Morgantown Code Enforcement also responded to assist the fire department and building owner.