4/22/2013 – Around 10 p.m. Saturday evening, Parkersburg firefighters responded to a house fire at 1610 25th St. Engine 2 was first due from the station at 16th and Covert. They reported a working fire with heavy flames visible from the rear of the two story structure.
“The fire appears to have originated at the lower portion of the rear wall,” said Fire Chief Eric Taylor. “When our crews arrived, it had spread up to the second story and was starting to penetrate the attic space.”
Responding crews made an aggressive attack and were able to limit the structural damage to the rear of the structure. The remainder of the house sustained only smoke damage.
Jennifer Lane and her three children lived in the home. Damages are estimated at $35,000. No injuries were reported.
Fire investigators remained on scene into the early morning hours. The fire appears to be accidental in nature. The exact cause remains undetermined, but appears to have originated near an electrical outlet.
This article was written by Chief Taylor