East Wheeling Second Alarm Fire

No one was injured during a second-alarm fire that heavily damaged four homes Saturday in East Wheeling. 

The Wheeling Fire Department was dispatched to 1068 McColloch Street just before 11 a.m. 

Upon arrival, the first responding engine company reported heavy smoke coming from the back of the house. The fire scene was quickly elevated to a second alarm because of the close proximity of the neighboring homes. Additional off-duty firefighters were both called to the scene and to be on standby to answer any other emergency calls.

Firefighters spent several hours extinguishing the fire and got the incident under control around 1:30 p.m.

The cause remains under investigation.


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