The cause of a structure fire that broke out on Red Rock Road is still unknown. / Photo by Monica Zalaznik

Cause of Red Rock Road fire unknown

BUCKHANNON – No one was injured when a storage building caught on fire Monday afternoon on Red Rock Road.

However, Buckhannon Fire Chief J.B. Kimble said when they arrived on scene, firefighters were concerned with a propane tank close to the burning building.

“We had to protect the exposures in the rear because there is a 500-gallon propane tank in the rear of the camper, behind the building so that propane tank was getting ready to go,” Kimble said.

The outbuilding gives out late Monday afternoon. / Photo by Monica Zalaznik

No one was in the building at the time the fire started.

Firefighters were called to the fire at about 4:30 p.m. and were on scene for about two or two-and-a-half hours, firefighter Ethan Smith said Monday night. The fire isn’t considered suspicious.

Smith said it’s unknown what caused the fire.

“It’s unknown at the time,” he said. “It’s not suspicious, but the fire marshal still has to investigate.”

In addition to the BFD, Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department, Adrian Volunteer Fire Department, Weston Fire Department and Elkins Fire Department responded to the scene.

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