Two people injured in Dallas Pike explosion

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UPDATE: 10:15 P.M. (2-1-2021)

Ohio County EMA Director, Lou Vargo, says the fire is now out. Crews will stay on scene to hit hot spots. All non-local crews are now cleared from the scene.

There were no firefighter injuries, but we are still waiting to hear on the condition of the two individuals transported to the hospital.

We will keep you updated.


UPDATE: 8:39 p.m.

Ohio County EMA Director Lou Vargo confirms that the fire was centered around a building owned by Brandon Services where they clean trucks.

Two people were transported to the hospital with burns, but the severity of the injuries is not known, Vargo said.

Six fire departments are on scene: Valley Grove, Triadelphia, Bethlehem, Stone Church, West Alexander and Claysville.

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department is on scene to handle traffic, Vargo said.


DALLAS PIKE, W.Va. (WTRF) — 7NEWS confirms through Ohio County EMA that there is a major fire at a truck stop in Dallas Pike.

Lou Vargo, Ohio County EMA director, confirmed there is one person injured.

Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard confirms that there was an explosion in the truck cleaning area of the truck stop. He also said a HAZ-MAT crew is on the scene.

Stay with 7NEWS and WTRF.COM for updates to this developing story.

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