House fire causes $80,000 in damage

A Saturday morning fire caused an estimated $80,000 damage and forced evacuation of two occupants from a house at 1015 Virginia Ave. in Front Royal.

Fire Chief Richard Mabie said firefighters responded to the scene at about 10:12 a.m. and had the fire under control at 10:23 a.m.

Mabie said the fire started in a first floor bedroom and spread into a hallway and living room. The occupants of the house, two brothers, escaped unharmed, Mabie said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.