11/1/2013 4:56 PM
by Karen Franklin
NAOMA - Several Raleigh County crews were called to the scene of three separate structure fires in the unincorporated community of Naoma Friday morning.
A caller reported the first fire on Drews Creek Road just after midnight, according to dispatch. Coal River, Trap Hill and the Whitesville volunteer fire departments took three hours to extinguish the fire at the abandoned home, but they were forced to return when the blaze rekindled.
The same three fire departments also worked on a blaze off the 7300 block of Coal River Road just after 3 a.m. Residents said the home was abandoned and sat just behind an old bar. It took firefighters just half an hour to finish their work, dispatchers said.
The third was located off Peach Tree Road. Firefighters stayed on scene for about an hour before their busy night finally cooled off.