CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a fire that sent a man to the hospital Tuesday on the city's West Side. The fire, at 210 1/2 Glen St., started at about 7:45 a.m., according to Metro 911 dispatchers.
Flames were coming out of the house when firefighters arrived. Wes Smith, an inspector with the Charleston Fire Department's Station No. 2 on the West Side, said Ryan Athey, who was renting the house, was injured in the fire. Athey was taken to CAMC General Hospital, then transferred to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington. His condition was unavailable Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters are waiting to talk to Athey to try to figure out what caused the fire. Smith said the house was extensively damaged by heat inside, but remains structurally sound and it should be possible to remodel the interior.