Multiple crews on scene of Harrison County structure fire

Part of Philippi Pike is closed and crews are preparing to fly a person to the hospital from a structure fire in Harrison County. (Photo: WDTV)
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HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATED 02/14/20 @ 7:20 a.m.

Crews have since responded to two rekindles at the home.

According to Harrison County 911 dispatch, the first rekindle was on Thursday night just before 11:20 p.m. and the second was just before 6:50 a.m. on Friday morning.

UPDATED: 02/13/20 @ 9:25 p.m.

Anmoore Fire Department's Chief Mark McClain said a neighbor heard a loud explosion and when crews arrived the whole house on Philippi Pike in East View was engulfed.

A woman was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital, but not from burn injuries. The woman was driving by and spotted the fire. She called 911 officials and as she was running back to her car, she fell face down into a nearby creek, rendered unconscious, according to Chief McClain.

It's too early to tell but preliminary investigation shows it may have been arson, McClain said. The fire marshall will conduct an investigation.

The house was under construction. It didn't have water gas or electric services and the roof was falling in. According to the owner, Duke Gladden, it was likely going to be demolished shortly. Gladden was allowing a homeless man to live in the home.

ORIGINAL STORY
Part of Philippi Pike is closed and crews are preparing to fly a person to the hospital from a structure fire in Harrison County, according to 911 officials.

The call came in at 7:18 p.m. for a structure fire on Philippi Pike in East View.

Anmoore, Nutter Fort and Bridgeport Fire Departments responded as well as Anmoore EMS.

5 News has a reporter on the way to the scene, we will keep you connected with updates.