House Fire And Explosion Occurs In McDowell County

WELCH, WV (WOAY) – Emergency crews rushed to a house fire and explosion in McDowell County.

Dispatchers tell WOAY that right around 5:30pm Thursday a call came in from Summers St. in Welch.

Multiple emergency officials are on scene now.

Stay with WOAY News for updates.

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