House Fire And Explosion Occurs In McDowell County


WELCH, WV (WOAY) – Emergency crews rushed to a house fire and explosion in McDowell County.

Dispatchers tell WOAY that right around 5:30pm Thursday a call came in from Summers St. in Welch.

Multiple emergency officials are on scene now.

Stay with WOAY News for updates.

Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at

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