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Fire ravages Raleigh County ice plant

Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero A structure fire Monday morning off Robert C. Byrd Drive in Cranberry was at the old location of Eastern Ice, which was purchased by Home Center Ice in November 2015. They were in the process of renovating and a worker was cutting a pipe when the fire started. Home Center Ice was projecting to be open mid-May.

Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero
A structure fire Monday morning off Robert C. Byrd Drive in Cranberry was at the old location of Eastern Ice, which was purchased by Home Center Ice in November 2015. They were in the process of renovating and a worker was cutting a pipe when the fire started. Home Center Ice was projecting to be open mid-May.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Fire and ice collided Monday when a Cranberry business went up in flames, requiring three fire crews to extinguish the blaze.

The Eastern Ice House along Robert C. Byrd Drive caught fire around 9 a.m. and all employees were evacuated to safety.

Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department’s Capt. Jeff Johnson described the blaze as “stubborn.” It started between the wall and attic space of the blue aluminum-sided building, he said.

The building suffered heavy damage, mainly along the roof area…

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