Fire damages Strasburg home

Gloria Ingram walks across her front yard beside her neighbor's home, which caught fire on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

STRASBURG — Fire burned a home in Strasburg on Wednesday morning.

Crews arrived around 10:30 a.m. to see heavy flames coming from the single-story brick home at 377 Front Royal Road. Nobody was home at the time and no injuries were reported.

Fire crews from Toms Brook, Woodstock, Strasburg, Middletown, Frederick County and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue worked the scene.

Sam Welch is a captain for Strasburg Rescue. He was on the scene early and described the call.

“(The call) came in as a structure fire,” Welch said. “They toned Strasburg Fire and Rescue, Toms Brook, I believe Middletown initially. Also the ladder truck from Strasburg.”

Sam Welch, captain of the Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, walks toward the road after arriving on the fire scene. Rich Cooley/Daily

Welch explained the role that rescue personnel play when arriving first on the scene of a fire.

“Initially, (our job) is making sure people are out of the house,” he said. “If there are any injuries, we treat that. We also stand by for the firefighters that are attacking the fire in case anybody gets injured, also setting up rehabilitation for them once they come out, making sure they’re okay after they come out.”

Records show that the house is owned by Kenneth Hamilton. The house sustained significant damage.

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Strasburg volunteer firefighters attack flames on the garage on the east side of this home at 377 Front Royal Road on Wednesday morning. Rich Cooley/Daily

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