The smoke was visible for miles up and down the Ohio River Valley. This picture from a motorist on I-77 posted to Twitter Saturday morning

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Fire fighters from West Virginia and Ohio are attempting to control the flames at a warehouse on Parkersburg’s south side.

The blaze started about 1 a.m. Saturday at the Ames Plan in the 3800 block of Camden Avenue. The facility is a warehouse which was being used as a storage facility for a number of polymers. The building where the fire started was fully engulfed and the flames spread to other buildings in the complex during the morning according to Wood County emergency officials.

WTAP-TV reports several witnesses heard explosions just before the fire began.

Officials estimate because of the nature of the fire it will take a long time to bring under control. It was still raging nine hours later on Saturday morning.

Eleven fire departments from Wood County were on the scene working on the fire and volunteer crews from Ravenswood, Marietta, Ohio and several other surrounding counties responded to offer support to the firefighters on the scene.

A cause is unknown and authorities say so far there are no reports of injuries.

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