A fire broke out at a residence on the Spruce Knob Road, which is located past the intersection of Brushy Fork and Stony Run roads Friday just before 6 p.m.

Police searching for man who fled the scene of Spruce Fork Road fire

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia State Police are searching for a man who allegedly fled the scene of a fire that broke out at a residence along the Spruce Fork Road just before 6 p.m. Friday.

According to scanner traffic, state police were searching for an individual that ran from the residence just as city and county fire departments arrived at the house to fight the fire.

Buckhannon Fire Chief J.B. Kimble said the house had been unoccupied at the time the fire began and the department planned to contact the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office to investigate its cause.

City firefighters work to knock down the fire Friday evening at a residence on Spruce Fork Road.

Witnesses on scene said a firefighter was injured while battling the blaze when the back part of the house collapsed. Kimble verified that a firefighter had been injured on scene but did not release the individual’s name. According to scanner traffic, the person was transported to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston for medical treatment.

BFD firefighter John Brugnoli, at right, kneels down to rest for a moment and talk to city fire chief J.B. Kimble, center, at the scene of a fire on Spruce Fork Road Friday.

The Buckhannon Fire Department, Washington Volunteer Fire Company, Upshur EMS and the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded.

Will be updated as more information becomes available …

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