Fire reported shortly after disturbance

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire that broke out this evening.

Dispatchers say the call came in around 8:55 p.m. not long after a disturbance call at the same location. Several agencies responded to the home on Upper Rock Creek Road, including Coal River, Whitesville, Trap Hill and Lester fire departments. The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

No injuries have been reported, but first responders are still on scene.

This is a developing story. Stay with WOAY for further updates.

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