Firefighters battle blaze in Davisville amid rain

DAVISVILLE -As rains hit throughout the area Sunday, fire crews battled a blaze Sunday evening in the Davisville area.

The area was hit by a series of summer convection storms, said Ken Batty, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston.

“There were small custers of downpours throughout the area,”he said.

Some local areas got 1-2 inches of rain while others were under an inch.

“Some areas were missed by the heavy rain,” Batty said. ”Some areas to the north and south of the Mid-Ohio Valley were hit with heavier rains.”

Areas of Meigs County and southern Wood County got more rain than Parkersburg did, Batty said.

Reports indicate many creeks are able to handle the amount of rain received Sunday, he said.

A number of fire departments responded to a fire at 2414 Meadville Road near Davisville around 7:30 p.m.

Rains continued while crews battled the blaze.

Radio traffic from the scene indicated the fire was out around 9:20 p.m. with crews mopping up a number of hot spots.

Messages left at the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Station Sunday evening were not immediately returned.

The weather service is reporting a continuing chance of rain over the next day or so before sunshine returns.

Today, showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the morning with some storm activity producing heavy rainfall. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts could produce between a half and three quarters of an inch.

The chance of rain continues into Thursday.

On Tuesday, the chance of showers and thunderstorms continue before 10 a.m. It will be partly sunny with a high near 78. It is expected to bhe cloudy Tuesday evening.

By Wednesday, it is expected to be sunny with a high near 76 as a cold front moves through the area, the weather service reported.