State mine agency spokeswoman Jama (Jay-muh) Jarrett says the fire at the Massey Energy-owned Bandmill plant in Rum Creek started around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
Jarrett says everyone got out of the building unharmed and no injuries were reported.
There’s no word yet on what started the fire in the building where coal is cleaned. In a statement, Massey spokesman Jeff Gillenwater says the company is working with federal and state authorities.
Jarrett said the prep plant serves five to six coal mines in the Logan County area.
Gillenwater says Massey does not expect the fire to significantly disrupt its operations in southern West Virginia.