Suspicious House Fire Closes Logan's Main Street

Jul 8, 2016

Traffic on Logan’s Main Street was diverted for several hours Friday morning. Local fire crews and emergency vehicles blocked traffic while battling a blaze on the south end of Main Street.

The fire department was called at 6:19 a.m. Friday. Craig Humphreys, fire marshal for the Logan City Fire Department, said when crews arrived at the location, smoke and flames were showing from the structure.

“Initial reports is that we possibly had one person in the home," he said. "She was later located by law enforcement. We were able to contain the fire with a single alarm which brings automatic aid engines in from Logan, North Logan, Smithfield and Wellsville. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.”

Water was transported from hydrants on the west side of Main Street as firefighters carried hoses across Logan’s 5-lane highway to reach the home at 504 S. Main Street. The home is a complete loss.

“At this time, cause of the fire, we are just beginning our investigation. We don’t have any cause or information as of that yet,” said Humphreys.

Crews are investigating the cause of what they say is a suspicious fire.