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Fatal house fire on Macedonia Road

UPDATE:

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information:

David Layman, Fire – EMS Chief

Office: (804)633-9831 or email: dlayman@co.caroline.va.us

Structure Fire – 7072 Macedonia Road

Caroline County – September 25, 2010

The Caroline County Department of Fire-Rescue responded to structure fire with a reported possible entrapment at 7072 Macedonia Road late yesterday evening, September 24, 2010.

The call was received at 9:42 PM and units from Upper Caroline VFD, Bowling Green VFD, Port Royal VFD and Ladysmith VFD were dispatched. The first unit arrived on scene 5 minutes later to find heavy fire and smoke coming from all sides of the single family dwelling. Additional assistance was requested from Frog Level VFD and Spotsylvania County Fire Department.

One adult fatality was confirmed as result of the fire. The individual’s name is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. No injuries to firefighters were reported.

It took firefighters over an hour to bring the fire under control. The structure was completely damaged by fire. It appears that the origin of the fire began in the rear of the structure and was electrical in nature.

Initial findings reveal the occupant was trying to power the residence with a portable generator when it became overloaded.

It was determined that the residence did not have an operational smoke detector. The Department of Fire-Rescue wants to reiterate the life saving value of properly installed and operable smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in the home.

BREAKING NEWS:(9/24/10 11:24 p.m.)

Major C. Scott Moser of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a reported death tonight at a burning home on Macedonia Road in Woodford.

Fire-EMS Chief David Layman said firefighters are currently (at 11:20 p.m.) on the scene of the single family dwelling and investigators will investigate the cause once the fire is out.

There is currently no identification of the person that is believed to have died in the fire.

More information is expected to be released tomorrow.

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  • spotsylady

    My name says Spotsy because I couldn’t change my username, but I live in Caroline right down the road from this. Smoke and fumes from this fire were drifting in through my windows last night. Was praying there would be no injuries but that does not appear to be the case. My heart goes out to all involved.

  • very sad

    My heart goes out to the victim and the family.

    Is this another symptom of the times? Are Caroline (citizens and government) prepared to help those in need this winter?

    It’s very sad to see the victims of poverty in Caroline, while the State Fair and others make millions off the taxpayer. I hope the worm turns soon.