Fire damages Strasburg home

Gloria Ingram walks across her front yard beside her neighbor's home, which caught fire on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily
Sam Welch, captain of the Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, walks toward the road after arriving on the fire scene. Rich Cooley/Daily
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
A firefighter puts on his gear to prepare to fight the fire. Rich Cooley/Daily
Firefighters head inside the home to overhaul the fire scene. Rich Cooley/Daily
Strasburg volunteer firefighter Austin Cucciarco exits the burned home while covered with insulation debris. Rich Cooley/Daily
Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Bill Streett walks outside the home at 377 Front Royal Road. Rich Cooley/Daily
Strasburg volunteer firefighter George Rathore walks along this line of hose on Front Royal Road near the scene of the house fire Wednesday morning. Rich Cooley/Daily
A career Shenandoah County firefighter/EMT crawls out the window of this home at 377 Front Royal Road in Strasburg. The home was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday morning. 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.”

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.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com

 

 

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