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No warehouse registration legislation for second year

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Those still waiting on legislation to prevent another warehouse fire like what happened in Wood County in 2017 will have to wait a little longer.

Delegate John Kelly, R-Wood, said he will not be introducing legislation this year to require warehouses to keep up-to-date inventory lists that would help first responders when putting out fires.

After a massive fire tore through the Intercontinental Export-Import Plastics warehouse in October 2017 — the former site of the Ames shovel plant on Camden Avenue just outside of Parkersburg — lawmakers started talking about legislation requiring updated inventory lists for warehouses and storage facilities.

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