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Massive fire destroys former Ames plant in Parkersburg

Smoke could still be seen from the interstate Saturday morning as firefighters continued to fight flames at the former Ames plant in Parkersburg. (Courtesy: Todd Bell)

Firefighters are continuing to extinguish flames that sparked early Saturday morning at the former Ames plant in Parkersburg.

Wood County 911 says it happened just before 1 a.m. along Camden Avenue.

Dispatchers sent out an advisory around 10 a.m. Saturday asking residents to stay inside.

"Due to the fire located on Camden Avenue, a large amount of smoke is blanketing the Parkersburg and surrounding areas. It is strongly advised to stay inside or avoid the smoke from this fire, especially those who have respiratory issues," the alert read.

The West Virginia State Fire Marhsal's Office will be coming in to investigate the cause.


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