UPDATE: Matoaka police have made an arrest connected to the fire that destroyed a number of buildings in the town Friday.
Brandon Coomes, of Matoaka, was arrested on Friday evening. He’s charged with third-degree arson and entering without breaking. He was arraigned Saturday morning and is lodged in the Southern Regional Jail.
MATOAKA, W.Va. — Parts of at least five buildings in a Mercer County town were in ashes Friday night following a fire that shut down Route 10 in Matoaka for much of the day.
Firefighters from throughout Mercer Raleigh and Summers counties worked to contain the flames into Friday night.
Several people were arrested there for obstruction and drug-related charges.
The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.
No injuries were reported.