Firefighters Defeat Brush Fire in Crab Orchard

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Multiple fire departments were on the scene of a fire for hours yesterday in the Crab Orchard area.

Dispatchers say the call came in at 2:40 p.m. for a fire in the Wendy’s Ridge area. Six fire departments responded to the scene, including Sophia Area, Sophia City, Mabscott, Beaver, Trap Hill and  Lester fire departments.

Firefighters finally cleared the scene around 9 p.m.

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