Apartment Damaged in Overnight Fire

The Wheeling Fire Department is investigating a fire that occurred in the Woodsdale neighborhood of the city early Thursday morning.

Around 12:10 a.m., WFD was dispatched to 16 Springhaven Road for an initial odor of smoke inside an apartment building. When firefighters arrived, they located a fire in the kitchen area of a second-floor apartment.

Firefighters were able to knock the fire down quickly and prevent further damage to the building and the neighboring homes. Crews remained on scene for several hours treating hot spots and making sure the structure was safe for the tenants to re-enter.

No occupants or firefighters were injured, however two dogs died because of the fire. The cause remains under investigation by the department’s Bureau of Fire Investigations.

More: Fire News