SLIDESHOW: Crews respond to fire at Big Creek H.S. in McDowell County
Emergency crews responded to the scene of a fire at the old Big Creek High School in War Friday, July 17, 2015. The fire was reported just after 5:30 a.m., according to McDowell County dispatchers.
Welch, Coalwood, War and Berwind Fire Departments responded. West Virginia State Police and the McDowell Ambulance Authority was also on scene. No one was transported to the hospital, dispatchers said.
Big Creek garnered national recognition from "October Sky," a movie detailing the true story of Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys of McDowell County. Demolition was scheduled to begin sometime next week.
We have a crew headed to the scene right now. Stay with 59News for further updates both on air and online.
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