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Single Family Residential Fire

By HENRICO FIRE, Correspondent | April 07, 2021 | VIRGINIA

Story No. 041421101

Henrico County, Virginia. On April 7, 2021 at 7:43 P.M., Henrico Fire units responded to the 8300 block of Fordson Farm Lane, off New Market Road and I295. Henrico 911 Emergency Communication Center received multiple calls for a structure on fire, with several calls coming from I295 travelers.

Fire units arrived to find fire coming from the outside and inside of a two-story, colonial style, residential home built in 1935. The sole occupant met the fire department outside upon their arrival, reporting everyone was out of the home. The fire spread throughout the inside and into the attic area.

There are limited fire hydrant in the immediate area, therefore Firefighter’s used water tankers to supply water to the fire scene. The home has sustained major damage from the fire. The American Red Cross will be assisting the occupant with housing and personal items.

Henrico Fire Marshals are on scene to determine the origin and cause. Fire units are expected to be on scene for several hours.

Henrico Fire reminds everyone the value of having working smoke alarms in all homes. Lives are saved every day because of a smoke alarm. Once you are outside of the home, never return inside and meet the fire department with information about the occupants upon their arrival.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.