Photo Gallery: The Parkersburg Ames plant fire

Photo by Jeff Baughan A look at one of the crumbling brick buildings from Broadway Avenue on Saturday morning.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A volunteer firefighter battles a portion of the monstrous blaze which destroyed the Ames Plant on Old Camden Avenue in south Parkersburg on Saturday.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A firefighter eyes the fire while using a water cannon Saturday morning during the Ames Plant fire. The fire destroyed nearly everything at the facility but the office building at the corner of Broadway and Old Camden avenues.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A group of firefighters watch as water from a fire truck hits a hot spot early Saturday morning at the Ames Plant fire.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A Parkersburg firefighter battles one of the collapsing walls along Old Camden Avenue on Saturday morning after a fire leveled the Ames Plant.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A firefighter carries a hose past a burning section of the Ames Plant fire Saturday morning.
Photo by Jeff Baughan East Wood Volunteer Fire Department crews battle part of Saturday morning’s Ames Plant fire at the rear of the plant.
Photo by Jeff Baughan Water flies from the Blennerhassett Volunteer Fire Department fire truck Saturday morning during the Ames Plant fire, which was estimated to have started around midnight at the facility.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A Blennerhassett Volunteer Fire Department firefighter has a seat in the middle of Old Camden Avenue early Saturday morning as he and many others responded to the Ames Plant fire.
Photo by Jeff Baughan One of the Parkersburg Fire Department’s tower trucks dumps water from high above Old Camden Avenue on fire burning near the Ames Plant office building.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A firefighter aims a portable water cannon at a quickly growing hot spot near the loading docks the Old Camden Avenue location of the Ames Plant.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A Parkersburg Fire Department’s tower trucks sprays water from high above Old Camden Avenue on fire burning near the Ames Plant office building. The fire practically leveled the entire facility.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A firefighter kneels as he battles the fire at the Ames Plant on Old Camden Avenue which destroyed everything but the office building.
Photo by Jeff Baughan A Blennerhassett Volunteer Fire Department firefighter battles a section of the Ames Plant fire Saturday morning.
Photo by Jeff Baughan Two firefighters watch the Ames Plant fire burn as they wait while a tower truck moves closer to the fire.

PARKERSBURG — Smoke is expected to continue to billow for several days from the former shovel plant in south Parkersburg that caught fire early Saturday morning. Here is a glimpse at the scene in the early hours of the blaze.

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