PARKERSBURG - For the second time this week, officials responded to a fire Tuesday at the former Vitro Agate marble factory on East Street.
Parkersburg Fire Department arrived on the scene of the vacant building around 8:45 p.m. to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the second-story windows. No one was found in the building when firefighters arrived.
"The fire originated from inside, probably from some contents, and then it spread a little to the nearby wooded area," said Parkersburg fire Chief Eric Taylor.
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Firefighters responded to a fire at the former Vitro Agate marble factory Tuesday night.
The fire was likely caused by someone burning trash inside the building, he said.
The blaze was extinguished by 9 p.m., but firefighters remained at the building to mop up hot spots.
Tuesday was the second night in a row firefighters were called to the vacant building. Crews responded to another report of a small fire on Monday around 8 p.m., officials said.
The Vitro Agate factory was the site of two major fires in 2005 and 2001.