Fire Engulfs Albemarle County Home

By: Frankie Jupiter Email
By: Frankie Jupiter Email

October 14, 2012

Albemarle County firefighters tackled a blaze Sunday afternoon near Ivy that overtook a single-family home.

The fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon. At least a dozen fire vehicles arrived to the scene to find a home on Broad Axe Road fully engulfed in flames.

Two people were home and sleeping when the fire broke out, but firefighters say smoke detectors woke them up and ultimately saved their lives.

Firefighters said they were having issues getting water to the scene and used a local pond for their supply.

"We preach and preach that smoke detectors are very valuable. This case right here was very valuable because it probably saved two lives," said Crozet Fire Chief Preston Gentry.

Officials said this is the second time the family has lost a home to a fire. Authorities continue to investigate the cause.


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