BOOMER, W.Va. — Authorities say a cigarette from a passing motorist may have started a hillside brush fire in Fayette County Tuesday afternoon that destroyed two houses and an outbuilding along U.S. Route 60 near Boomer.
Eight fire departments were called the scene with assistance from Kanawha County crews, authorities said.
U.S. Route 60 was closed near the Alloy Go-Mart for at least an hour. It reopened at about 5:30 p.m.
There were no injuries reported. The blaze also damaged a third residence.
Kanawha County crews helped bring additional water to the scene.