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House Fire – 2507 36th St

House Fire - 2507 36th St

01/17/2014 – Around 11:00 p.m. Friday evening, a neighbor reported what they believed to be arcing power lines across from Worthington Elementary School. First arriving firefighters from West Virginia Avenue reported a working house fire at 2507 36th St. and requested a second alarm. The home was a rental owned by Alcinda Moore. The occupant, Tria…

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House Fire – 1702 Market St

House Fire - 1702 Market St

01/18/2014 – Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a neighbor reported a fire in a residential structure at 1702 Market St. The first engine company arrived from the fire station four blocks away and reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing. Neighbors told arriving firefighters that a man lived in the home by himself, but…

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Frozen Sprinkler – Kroger, 2007 7th St

Frozen Sprinkler - Kroger, 2007 7th St

01/07/2014 – Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters were dispatched to the Kroger grocery store located on East 7th Street. The caller reported a heavy volume of dark water running into the front of the store. Upon arrival, the fire department determined the source to be a sprinkler line. It is presumed that the line froze…

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Firefighters Battle Christmas Morning Fire

Firefighters Battle Christmas Morning Fire

12/25/2013 – Firefighters battled an early morning Christmas fire that left a Parkersburg couple without a home. Around 10:30 Wednesday morning, firefighters were dispatched to 2607 Beech St, for a garage apartment fire. A passerby had noticed smoke coming from the residence and called 9-1-1. The first arriving engine reported a working fire with heavy…

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Apartment Building Fire – 1059 31st St

Apartment Building Fire - 1059 31st St

12/23/2013 – At 3:42 a.m. Monday morning, Parkersburg firefighters were alerted to an apartment fire at 1059 31st St. The first engine arrived, from Fire Station 4 on West Virginia Ave, and reported heavy smoke showing from the basement of a two story brick duplex. The structural damage was contained to the basement of one…

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Firefighters Hold Food Drive for Humane Society

Firefighters Hold Food Drive for Humane Society

Beginning Tuesday, December 2nd, the Parkersburg Fire Department will begin accepting food donations for the Humane Society of Parkersburg, during the fire department’s 2nd Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive. The city’s six fire stations will serve as drop off points. This event originated from an idea to give back to the community during the Christmas season…

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Detector Battery

Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Detector Battery

With the time change this Sunday, it reminds us to change and test the batteries in our smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This message is simple and the habit can be lifesaving. The Parkersburg Fire Department reminds our residents that one easy step can help save their lives and the lives of those around them. Everyone…

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Fire Department Announces Civil Service Test

Fire Department Announces Civil Service Test

10/23/2013 – The City of Parkersburg Fire Civil Service Commission will conduct an entrance test for Probationary Firefighter on January 22, 2014. The test results will remain good for 3 years. “These are highly competitive positions. Over the next three years, we may have only four or five firefighters retire, but we anticipate there will…

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Four Transported to Hospital After Morning Fire

Four Transported to Hospital After Morning Fire

10/17/2013 – At 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Parkersburg firefighters responded to a working fire at 1047 Laird Ave. Dispatchers advised responding crews that four occupants were still in the house. Engine Company 3, from Liberty Street, reported heavy smoke showing with the front of the house well involved in flames. As firefighters arrived, the occupants…

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Surge Protectors Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Surge Protectors Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall date: OCTOBER 03, 2013 Recall number: 14-001 Recall Summary Name of product: APC SurgeArrest surge protectors Hazard: The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing…

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