On two separate days this past week, two vehicles caught flames in unrelated instances. Most recently, a car caught on fire Saturday afternoon, at approximately 3 p.m., on Interstate-79 North.
Weston volunteer firefighter Charlie Chipps said the cause was unknown, but the car was off the road when they arrived. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.
“My SUV sadly was the burning car. We are so grateful for great citizens that came to our aid. My husband and two dogs are safe. I am a contract nurse at Sharpe and he was driving to visit me for the weekend. We are safe,” said Mary Beth LaCroix, the owner of car.
Walkersville Volunteer Fire Department also responded.
The Weston Volunteer Fire Department, was assisted by four other county departments after a tractor trailer accident and subsequent fire on I-79 South, near the 96 mile marker on Wednesday, Sept 27.
The fire burned for approximately five hours. The driver of the truck was life-flighted to Morgantown with undisclosed injuries.
Fire departments from Jane Lew, Pricetown, Walkersville, and Jackson’s Mill along with Lewis County EMS and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist after a tractor trailer, which was hauling tires, left the roadway went over a hill and caught fire.
In a separate accident, Jane Lew Fire Department, along with West Virginia State Police, responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on I-79 South near the 106-mile marker on Thursday, Sept. 28.
According the the officer on the scene the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over, the sole occupant was transported to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.
A two-vehicle accident, at about 4 p.m., Friday, near West Second Street, resulted in one driver being cited for no proof of insurance, according to Weston Police Chief J.P. Thomas.
Thomas said no one was injured in the accident, which occurred as a result of one driver following too closely behind another driver.