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Sunday Morning Fire Injures Two In Logan County

An early morning fire in Logan County Sunday left two firefighters injured.

The Logan Fire Department was called out around 4 a.m. Sunday to the Yuma area.

Two structures, Yuma Suites, a 16-unit complex which was converted from an old hotel and the Yuma Camp Addition were fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on scene.

While battling the structure fire, one firefighter fell through the second floor of the building and a piece of metal went through his foot. A second firefighter was working on the roof and cut his hand.

Both firefighters were treated on the scene.

Though the crews worked hard to keep the fire from spreading to other structures, some collateral damage was reported. A four-story chimney did collapse into a nearby occupied home, but the family won’t be displaced. Power in the area will be affected for a while.

Firefighters battled the blaze for four hours before it was contained.

There is no word on if the building was occupied.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and is under investigation by the West Virginia Fire Marshal.

The building was estimated to be worth about $1 million.



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