GLENVILLE, W.Va. — The state Fire Marshal’s Office has closed the Gilmer County Courthouse Annex in Glenville because of a malfunctioning emergency fire alarm system.
The state Supreme Court announced Wednesday investigators with the Fire Marshal’s Office made the decision following a small fire Monday that occurred in an overhead light fixture. The fire was contained but officials want the alarm system repaired.
The Supreme Court said despite the annex closure, court was still being held in Gilmer County Wednesday.
“Family Court and Magistrate Court are located in the annex while Circuit Court is located in the Gilmer County Courthouse.
Fourth Family Court Circuit (Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie and Roane Counties) Judge Steve Jones will hear Gilmer County cases in the Calhoun County Family Court facility located at 378 Main Street, Grantsville.
Gilmer County Magistrates Carol Wolfe and Senior Status Magistrate Teresa Robinson will use the Gilmer County Circuit Court courtroom, offices, and video conferencing system in the main courthouse,” the statement said.
The Gilmer County Commission owns the annex and will be in charge of repairs.