Belmont County Fire Battled

Several Belmont County fire departments battled an out-of-control blaze at the now-closed FirstEnergy R.E. Burger power plant early this morning.

Flames, reported by witnesses as 50 feet high, could be seen on the side of the facility’s main building as the Belmont County Tanker Task Force worked to bring water onto the property.

Additional trucks were setting up at the marina in Moundsville.

The fire was reported under control by 1 a.m. today.