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Last updateMon, 27 Nov 2017 12am

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Devastating house fire

Per David Moody, the Fire Chief:
911 was called shortly after 7:00 PM Monday evening reporting that the car was on fire in the garage.  Fire crews arrived on scene to find the home almost completely engulfed in fire.  Fire crews battled the fire from the outside vs. trying to go inside due to the roof collapse.  

No human casualties, however one dog was lost in the fire but a cat was saved.  One person was treated for smoke inhalation but did not require transport by EMS.  

Some of the challenges that we had that evening were the location, water supply and the wind helping to feed the fire.  

Fire crews responded from King George in addition to crews from Stafford County, Charles County (Fire Boat to supply water from the Potomac River).  We also had a crew from Westmoreland County to back-fill Company 1 and a crew from Charles County back-fill Company 2 in case we received any additional calls.  As far the number of firefighters on-scene, we had a total of approximately 50 firefighters from King George and mutual-aid units that were on-scene.  The fire did in fact start from the garage area of the home, but the cause is still under investigation.

 

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