News

Fire Heavily Damages House On Westfield Road

Fire Heavily Damages House On Westfield Road

Photo: WINA

An Albemarle County home was heavily damaged in a Monday morning fire. The County Fire Marshal’s office says a family who lived in the 300-block of Westfield Road did not get rid of some ashes the right way. Assistant Fire Marshal Shawn Maddox says a rear deck caught fire and it affected the first and second stories of the house. Maddox says the total property and content damage is nearly $152,000. Firefighters were summoned to the house shortly after 6:20 a.m. Monday. There were no injuries and the family is being assisted by the local Red Cross. Maddox says anyone who cleans out a wood stove, fire pit or grill should put ashes in a metal can or bucket with a lid. The can or bucket should be at last ten feet away from a house or deck. Meanwhile, county fire officials are still looking for answers following a fatal house fire in the Free Union area. An unidentified man who lived by himself in the 3400-block of Millington Road died after his home caught fire Sunday morning. His body was sent to a state medical examiner’s office in Richmond.

 

Latest Stories

in Sports

Buffalo Bills: $10/hour plus tickets to help us dig out

bills

The stadium is buried under 220,000 tons of snow and the team is scrambling to shovel it all in time for Sunday's game.

in Sports

NBA trailblazer Collins: Remember me as ‘good teammate’

jasoncollins

Jason Collins says he wants to be remembered as a good teammate than as the first openly gay player in major American sports.

in Local Sports, Sports, UVA Sports

Tougher Tests on Horizon for ‘Hoos

JPJ Floor (RG)

By Jeff White (jwhite@virginia.edu) CHARLOTTESVILLE – Off to its best start in six seasons under head coach Tony Bennett, the…