Early Morning Fire Damages Charlottesville House

By: Bo Sykes - Email
By: Bo Sykes - Email

February 17, 2006

A father had to rescue his son from a bedroom, after a fire broke out just past midnight.

Firefighters responded to the home on Rougemont Avenue and put out the flames in just seven minutes.

The fire caused extensive damage to the front right-corner of the house, but everyone escaped safely.

Battalion Chief David Hartman of the Charlottesville Fire Department said everyone got out of the home safely. "They both had been sleeping in the home, and the father was able to get down the hallway to his son's room and was able to pick him up and get him outside," Hartman said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Red Cross is providing shelter for the family.

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