Fire damages local restaurant

The aerial ladder from the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department hovers above the Mountaineer Family Diner where a fire occurred after 5 a.m. today.

PARKERSBURG – A fire early this morning caused undetermined damages at the Mountaineer Family Diner on East Seventh Street off U.S. 50.

Doug West, who leases the restaurant, said the fire occurred after the grills in the kitchen were turned on at about 5:15 a.m. He was unsure when the restaurant will be open.

“I’m just glad nobody got hurt,” he said.

At least four volunteer departments from Eastwood, Vienna, Mineral Wells, Deerwalk and Blennerhassett responded. Vienna brought an aerial ladder truck.

Also responding were the state Fire Marshal and Wood County Sheriff.