A structure fire erupted in a building on Elmwood Lane in Rustburg on Monday afternoon, destroying much of the building and its contents.
The Evington Volunteer Fire Department received the call at about 2:20 p.m., according to Fire Chief William Hall Jr. When crews arrived, they found the “pole barn” heavily engulfed in fire. Both the heavy wind and Styrofoam stored inside the building fueled the flames.
“Right now it is under control, it’s just a lot of overhaul that we’re going to have to do,” Hall said.
There were no injuries or fatalities in the fire, but Hall called it “a complete loss.”
Still unsure how the fire started, it currently is under investigation by the Campbell County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Lynchburg News & Advance
VIDEO: A large barn caught fire Monday along Elmwood Lane in Campbell County.
According to fire crews, a volunteer firefighter noticed smoke and went to investigate the structure. The firefighter said that wind caused the fire to spread quickly, and that within three minutes it engulfed the whole building.
The owners of the building said it was used as a storage facility, and that the fire started in the electric room.
No injuries have been reported. Three dogs who regularly are kept in the barn were rescued.
Officials are still investigating the cause and origin of the fire.
WDBJ- TV 7 Roanoke News
Six-year-old Carly Gray-Sharon saw a need this holiday season and went to work.
Last September, Carly opened a lemonade stand to raise money for local firefighters to have oxygen masks for pets.
After $300 from lemonade sales, along with a donation from Calvary Virginia Beach Church, she purchased the special oxygen masks for pets.
Firefighters use these masks to treat animals rescued from structure fires.
On Sunday, Carly and her family delivered the masks to fire departments across Virginia Beach.
“I thought about how sad I would be if something happened to my dog (in a fire),” she said when asked why she decided to buy the masks.
WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
VIDEO: Albemarle County Fire Rescue was dispatched at 8:52 pm on December 1, 2019, for a structure fire involving a single-family home in the Southwood Community. The first engine arrived on the scene eight minutes later and reported a single-family home with fire visible from all four sides of the structure as well as a passenger vehicle on fire next to the residence.
The fire was brought under control quickly, protecting adjoining structures, however, units remained on scene for three hours ensuring all hot spots were extinguished. The residents were home at the time of the fire and all were able to escape unharmed.
The home, the contents and a vehicle are a total loss, valued at approximately $50,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time however it has been classified as accidental.
A fire Monday evening at an apartment building in the Westover area caused significant damage, displacing residents from six apartments.
The fire broke out shortly before 5:30 p.m. at a two-story garden apartment building on the 1100 block of N. Kensington Street. Arriving firefighters found flames shooting out of the rear of the building.
The blaze started in the living room of a first-floor apartment, but extensive smoke damage made five other apartments around it uninhabitable, according to Arlington County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Justin Tirelli.
The fire caused an estimated $1 million in damages, Tirelli said, adding that the cause is being investigating by the Fire Marshal’s Office. No injuries were reported.