SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Heat From Automobile Fire Ignites Nearby Fort Gay Beauty Salon; Causing Extensive Damage
Fire Crews Manage To Save Salon Owner’s Home
FT. GAY, W.VA. — The Fort Gay, West Virginia area was once again hit by another fire at a well known site.
The small town and it surrounding area,which has been stuck by several high profile blazes in recent months, the majority of them being ruled acts of arson.
However, this latest incident appears to be accidental, even though the circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire were somewhat unusual in nature.
At just before 8:30 p.m., Wayne 911 received a call that a car was on fire along Spruce Creek Road in Fort Gay, West Virginia.
The caller also reported that the building the car was parked next to, Marsha’s Beauty Box, a beauty salon business, had also caught on fire, and that an adjacent home near both fires was in danger of catching aflame as well.
The Fort Gay Department responded immediately to the fully involved fire within a few minutes of the call. When the Fort Gay F.D. arrived at the fire, they immediately requested a mutual aid call to the Louisa Fire Department for additional assistance.
Both the Fort Gay and Louisa Fire Departments were able to extinguish the flames of the automobile and the beauty salon after about an hour. The house next to the blaze suffered no damage.
Fire officials reported the person living in the home next door was the owner of the salon.
The fire fighting crews said no one was in the business or the car when the fire broke out.
Fire officials stated it appeared the car’s engine for unknown reason caught fire and quickly spread to the nearby salon.
Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff Department, who were also at the fire scene say they do not suspect any foul play involving the car fire and the salon fire.