JANE LEW – An apartment complex in Jane Lew caught fire around 4 p.m. Thursday.
Jane Lew Manor is located on Main Street.
The officer in charge, Volunteer Fire Department firefighter / engineer Jane Lew Jason Smith, said the cause at the time of publication was undetermined and the fire marshal’s office was still on the scene at around 9 p.m.
A total of eight apartments were affected by the fire and several others suffered water damage. The residents, including 16 minors, stay in a local hotel and are assisted by the Red Cross. They will not be able to return until repairs are made to the complex.
No fatalities or injuries were reported. With the Jane Lew VFD, the Weston Volunteer Fire Department, Jackson’s Mill Volunteer Fire Department and Lost Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded. Lewis County EMS, Lewis County Emergency Management Office and Lewis County Sheriff’s Department also responded.
“We appreciate the quick response and assistance, which has helped to get all residents, including their pets, out safely,” said JLVFD chief Mitch Oldaker.
The best way to communicate fire resource needs / requests is to call the Lewis County Family Resource Network and leave a message at 304-269-4000, or email us at hello @ lewiscountyfrn. org.
As always, when something happens in the community leaving families in need, several Lewis County nonprofits (like the FRN & Food Pantry, Our Neighbor, Community Action, etc.) work with social services. local, school system and community members to help provide framework services where possible.