MORRISTOWN — Flames erupted at the former Bell Nursing Home, located along National Road between Morristown and St. Clairsville, last week.

Six local fire departments, including Barnesville, were dispatched to the scene Sept. 5. Officials are now investigating the cause and whether an explosion may have occurred at the site. A witness reported hearing a loud "pop."

According to Belmont County 911, the blaze was reported at 3:01 p.m. 

Reportedly, the property had been for sale for years.