Multiple VFDs Respond to Dodd Street House Fire
On March 17, Middlebourne Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) responded to a structure fire on Dodd Street in Middlebourne. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office has been contacted. According to Tim Stanley with Middlebourne VFD, the fire started around 4 p.m. and it took emergency responders roughly three hours to completely extinguish. Stanley said no one was injured as a result of this fire. However, the family has been displaced as the home is no longer liveable. The family is currently looking for a 2-3 bedroom place to live in Middlebourne.
Clothing has been collected to assist the family. The sizes are as follows: Girl, 7/8; Girl, 10/12; Boy 2T-3T. Girls shoes, sizes 2 and 4, are also needed.
Women’s size large or extra large shirts are needed, as well as size 16 or 18 in pants. Size 8 adult women shoes are also needed.
Cory Williamson is one of the individuals who is helping with the collection of clothes. To arrange pick-up or drop-off of items with Williamson, you can contact her at 304-210-0748 or via Facebook.
Besides Middlebourne VFD, the following entities also responded: Shirley VFD, Alma VFD, Paden City VFD, New Martinsville VFD, Sistersville VFD, Middlebourne EMS, and Tyler County Office of Emergency Management. Food and drinks were made available to emergency personnel by Middlebourne Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary, Jenkins Sub Express, and a “good Samaritan” in the community. Stanley thanked all emergency responders and citizens for their assistance in this matter.
Citizens have also been asked to be cautious when approaching the scene of a fire. Stanley said individuals should not drive their vehicles over fire hoses.