Westview Acres fire causes roof to partially collapse

BRUSHY FORK – An attic fire that broke out over the Easter weekend at a residence on Westview Acres Road off the Brushy Fork Road was quickly contained and didn’t result in any injuries.

However, the individual who was at home when time the fire started at around 9:43 p.m. Saturday, April 20, has been temporarily displaced due to smoke and water damage in one end of the house, Lt. Joey Baxa with the Buckhannon Fire Department said Monday.

Baxa said although the fire caused smoke, water and structural damage, firefighters on scene were able to limit its spread.

“We pretty well kept it to one end of the house,” Baxa said Monday morning. “We had the fire knocked down in about 10 minutes, but we were on scene quite awhile fully extinguishing it and putting out the hot spots.”

In addition to the BFD, two Upshur County fire departments (Adrian Volunteer Fire Department and Warren District Volunteer Fire Department) and one Lewis County County department – Weston Fire Department – were on scene to subdue the blaze, in addition to Upshur EMS.

“There were about a total of 12 firefighters working on it,” Baxa said. “It was an attic fire. We looked at it, and we don’t think it’s suspicious, but we called the Fire Marshal just to let them take a look at it.”

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