Two-alarm vacant structure fire under investigation in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Officials are looking for help from the public after a structure fire in the 600 block of Brockway Avenue.

Just after 1 p.m. firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the building. Firefighters had the fire under control in less than 20 minutes.

The building was vacant and has been condemned since July 2019, and the lower level apartment was full of garbage and debris.

Witnesses told investigators they observed two males and one female exit the building on the Pennsylvania Avenue side and then saw smoke emitting from the building. One of the males got onto a bicycle, and the other male and female ran on foot toward Kingwood Street. All three were carrying large backpacks and dressed in dark clothing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Morgantown Arson Hotline at 304-225-3586.