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The reason for the June 7 fireplace that broken the Market Road Bridge can’t be decided presently, however the matter will stay open.
Wheeling Hearth Division spokesman Philip Stahl mentioned Wednesday that the Wheeling Hearth Division’s Bureau of Hearth Investigation will maintain the investigation open as extra info turns into obtainable.
“The explanation stays unknown, as investigators weren’t capable of find anybody who was below the bridge on the time of the incident,” he mentioned.
Officers have mentioned that there was beforehand a homeless camp below the bridge on the time of the hearth, they usually imagine that is the place it began.
After a contractor not too long ago cleared particles, engineers from the West Virginia Division of Highways inspected the bridge and decided that there was harm to the span’s deck.
Engineers are engaged on a plan to restore the construction, which stays closed to vehicular visitors. Pedestrians are nonetheless allowed to make use of it.
In the meantime, investigations are underway into the reason for the large fireplace that broken a number of buildings in East Wheeling over the weekend.
“They’re making progress on the investigation, however have but to make a closing willpower,” Stahl mentioned.
The hearth broke out within the 1400 block of Jacob Road round 2 pm on Saturday. At the very least two separate buildings have been broken by the hearth. The hearth seems to have began in a construction in an alleyway after which unfold. Nobody bought injured.
Along with the Wheeling Hearth Division, firefighters from the Cumberland Path Hearth Division in Glen Dale and St.