River Museum on fire


By Erin Perkins - eperkins@aimmediamidwest.com



Scenes from the river museum’s fire.

Scenes from the river museum’s fire.


Scenes from the river museum’s fire.


Scenes from the river museum’s fire.


Scenes from the river museum’s fire.


POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Fire Department (PPFD) received an immense amount of community support during the fire at the Point Pleasant River Museum yesterday.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., a call came in reporting a fire at the river museum generating over 100 responders to the scene.

Area local fire departments such as Gallipolis FD, Mason FD, New Haven FD, Flatrock FD, Leon FD, Valley FD, Middleport FD, and Pomeroy FD responded to the scene to help alongside the PPFD as well as the Point Pleasant City Police and Mason County Sheriff’s Department, Mason County EMS, and Mason County Office of Homeland Security.

The PPFD reported the weather made the situation even more difficult and refreshments were provided as the responders worked. Members of the community also came to help remove items from the river museum.

The PPFD extends appreciation to workers from the City of Point Pleasant, Mayor Brian Billings, Mason County Commission members, local marine companies, and many others who gave assistance during the tragic ordeal.

No injuries have been reported from the incident and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Point Pleasant Register will provide updates as information becomes available.

Scenes from the river museum’s fire.
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Scenes from the river museum’s fire.
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Scenes from the river museum’s fire.
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Scenes from the river museum’s fire.
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By Erin Perkins

eperkins@aimmediamidwest.com

Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.

Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.