Crews respond to Carrollton bridge fire

CARROLLTON — The historic Carrollton Covered Bridge in Barbour County was reported as being engulfed in flames late Thursday night.

The Philippi, Belington and Junior volunteer fire departments were called to help fight the blaze, which was first reported after 11 p.m. Thursday, according to police scanner traffic.

The Carrollton Covered Bridge is the second-longest and third-oldest surviving covered bridge in West Virginia. The wooden bridge spans the Buckhannon River near Carrollton and was built in 1856. It underwent repairs in 1978 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 4, 1981.