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Blue Ridge Structure Fire

8/25/2015

Fincastle, VA —  At 10:30 a.m., fire and EMS crews were dispatched to a structure fire at 161 Parkview Drive in Blue Ridge. Troutville Volunteer Fire Department, Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Blue Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, and the Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS responded to the call. Upon arrival, crews noticed flames showing from the two-story structure, and the occupants were already out of the home. Four residents were displaced by the fire, and four cats were rescued. Two adults were transported to the hospital as a result of smoke inhalation. The American Red Cross is working with the family during this time of need. Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

 

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For more information, contact

David Firestone, Deputy Chief of Fire & EMS

(540) 473-8401