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Fire destroys Spotsylvania home

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An afternoon fire destroyed a mobile home in rural Spotsylvania Wednesday.

The call came in at 12:21 p.m., and crews were on the scene within 10 minutes, said county Fire Chief Monty Willaford.

But when the first crews arrived there was “extremely heavy fire and flames exiting from the home,” which was on an isolated plot in the 5900 block of Walnut Farm Lane, he said.

Dozens of firefighters used 10 vehicles, including water tankers, to battle the blaze. But all they could do was keep the fire from spreading to nearby woods and douse the flames, Willaford said.

One person lived in the home, but was not there when the fire happened.

The homeowner also had a dog. It’s unclear if the dog escaped or perished in the blaze.

The American Red Cross was called in to help the homeowner, Willaford said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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