WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

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.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 174116491