Shenandoah Farms home destroyed in morning blaze

Smoke billows out of this home, on Youngs Drive in Shenandoah Farms, that was destroyed by fire Monday morning in Warren County. Rich Cooley/Daily


A Front Royal man’s home at 436 Youngs Drive, in the Shenandoah Farms area, was destroyed in a fire shortly after 9 a.m. Monday.

The Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office stated there were no injuries, either to the home’s occupant or to firefighters, but the fire caused an estimated $180,000 damage to the home and its content.

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters were able to get the blaze under control within approximately 30 minutes. They stayed for several hours to ensure the fire was extinguished.

The occupant, who was not home at the time of the fire, was left “with only the clothes he had on,” according to a news release from the Fire Marshal’s Office. The release also stated the occupant is receiving aid from the American Red Cross.

Fire officials and firefighters look over debris outside this home on Youngs Drive in Shenandoah Farms. Rich Cooley/Daily

The release noted that the cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico could not be reached for comment.

Carl Lilley, a Shenandoah Farms volunteer firefighter, flows water over smoldering debris. Rich Cooley/Daily

Debris smolders from this section of the home that was consumed by fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

Firefighters work to extinguish flames off the front porch of the home. Rich Cooley/Daily

Firefighters are framed by smoke as they battle the fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

A firefighter douses the smoldering remains of the house fire Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

Firefighters douse debris at the home. Rich Cooley/Daily