Fire destroys Woodstock home

Fire destroyed this Swartz Road home near Woodstock early Tuesday morning. Rich Cooley/Daily

A fire destroyed a house in Woodstock on Monday.

David Ferguson, fire marshal for the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, said that a neighbor called at 12:12 a.m. Monday to say that the two-story house at 2462 Swartz Road in Woodstock was on fire.

“At the time, it was unclear if anyone was inside,” Ferguson said.

Fire Department officials determined that there were no people inside the house. “Several” animals that were inside died in the fire, Ferguson said.

He said that investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

“At this point in the investigation, everything is pointing to an accidental fire,” Ferguson said.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Ferguson said that the fire “completely destroyed” the house.

Fire Department officials remained at the scene between 12:25 a.m. and 4 a.m., Ferguson said.

The Woodstock Fire Department, the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department, the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department, the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department, the Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department, the Conicville Volunteer Fire Department and the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue responded to the call.