Crews battle fire at Quicksburg home
Several area fire departments responded to reports of a structure fire at 2576 Quicksburg Road in Quicksburg around 3 p.m. Thursday.
The building, a garage attached to a residential structure, was unoccupied at the time of the fire and was reported by a passerby who reported seeing a garage on fire, said Deputy Chief Bill Streett.
Due to the rural nature of the fire’s location, several fire departments in the area responded to the call and by extension, other departments were called on to staff the departments who responded.
“Crews did an outstanding job of initiating an aggressive interior attack and were able to stop the forward progress before it consumed the entire house,” Streett said.
“New Market Fire and Rescue, Mount Jackson Rescue and Fire, Timberville Fire Department, Woodstock Fire Department, Conicville Fire Department and Toms Brook and Orkney Springs Fire and Rescue (responded). They (Orkney Springs) were on the initial assignment. Luray Fire Department was fill-in quarters in New Market and Broadway filled in Timberville,” he said.
There were no injuries reported to firefighters, however a dog was killed in the blaze.
“When the crews had made entry, there was one dog they were able to successfully evacuate from the building and a second dog (body) was found during the salvage and overhaul operation,” Streett said.
The fire was contained “somewhere around 5:30 or 6 p.m.” said Streett, and the last units left the scene at about 7 p.m.
The structure’s fate moving forward is unknown until insurance agents can make their evaluations.
“Red Cross is providing assistance to those who were occupying the dwelling at the time of the fire,” Streett said. “Four adults were living in the building at the time of the fire.”
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