UPDATE - Witnesses said that the home on Spruce Street that caught fire early Monday morning belonged to the Mayor of Mabscott.
MABSCOTT - A firefighter was taken to the hospital while battling a structure fire early Monday morning in Raleigh County.
Dispatchers said the fire started on Spruce Street in Mabscott at around 2:11 a.m. The firefighter was transported to Raleigh General Hospital after having trouble breathing. No word yet on the responder's condition, but the Mabscott, Beaver, Sophia City and Area, and Beckley Fire Departments were all on scene.