SPOTSYLVANIA – This is why you want to make sure you have working smoke detectors. (And neighbors who take action when they see something isn’t right). From Spotsy Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services…
Early Tuesday morning, a homeowner discovered fire at their home in the 10000 block of Wisteria Drive. A neighbor, who also witnessed the blaze, called 9-1-1 at approximately 1:00 am. The homeowner saw the glow of the fire in the rear of the house and alerted the rest of the family to exit. Smoke detectors also alerted the residents to the danger.
When firefighters arrived, they found the home heavily involved with fire. All of the family members were safely out of the house. It took 40 career and volunteer members from the Spotsylvania County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management to bring the blaze under control. A total of four engines, one truck, three medical units, a support unit, three chief officers, and a Fire Marshal responded to the incident. There were no reported injuries to the family, no pets were harmed, and there were no reported firefighter injuries.
The fire appears to have started on the back deck, but the Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the exact cause of the fire. The American Red Cross was called to assist the residents who have been displaced in the total loss of their home.