STANLEY, Va. (WHSV) – Stanley Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit reported that the Stanley Fire Department responded to a structure fire involving a home at 3:41 a.m. Thursday morning located at 287 Little Roundhead Drive. The house was in a wooded area about a mile south of Stanley and had been abandoned for several years.
Chief Pettit said the two-story wood-frame home owned by Neil and Linda Fields of Danville, Ky., was completely on fire when firefighters arrived.
Chief Pettit explained that firefighters were bothered by someone’s delay in not reporting the blaze due to the weather and the fact that more than 1,800 feet of hose had to be laid to reach a nearby fire hydrant. of the Masonite Door Company for the water supply. The road to the house was too narrow for tankers, he added.
Damage is estimated at $200,000.00 and the house is considered a total loss. Authorities are trying to reach the owners for more information.
Pettit also said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. However, Page County Sheriff’s Department investigators interviewed a male subject who was discovered in a building at the scene and appeared to be homeless.
Chief Pettit said six Stanley Fire Department units and 24 members responded to the fire and remained on the scene for about four hours.
Page County EMS also responded, and no injuries were reported. The Luray Fire Department stood by Stanley Station with an engine to respond to further calls.
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