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UPDATE: Three arrested at massive fire in Matoaka

UPDATE: (WVVA) Two people are arrested on felony charges for obstructing firefighters battling a massive fire in Matoaka. Meanwhile, another man is busted on drug charges at the scene.

911 officials continue to urge drivers to avoid Route 10 in Matoaka. The roadway has been shut down for hours due to the structure fire-only emergency vehicles are allowed through. There is no time frame on when it will reopen. Traffic is being diverted onto Cline County Road which travels around the town.

The fire started around 11:20 a.m. on Friday at a former hotel on Bargers Street that now houses several apartments. It quickly spread , causing damage to three additional structures and destroying at least one business.

Firefighters from ten departments battled the blaze at one point. 911 dispatchers tell us no injuries have been reported.

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