Crews battled structure fire Monday in Covington

Alleghany Highlands News

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COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Fire crews spent early Monday afternoon extinguishing a residential structure fire in Covington.

According to the Covington Police Department, the call came in just before noon on Monday, Dec. 28, for a house fire in the 600 block of East Dewey Street.

When crews arrived, they found the home fully engulfed in flames.

Nobody was said to have been in the house at the time of the fire.

The Covington Fire Department was assisted by the Falling Springs and Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department.

Virginia State Police have been contacted to help determine the cause of the fire. However, at this time, police say the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

The resident of the home is being assisted with regard to food, clothes, and shelter by social services and local community groups in the Alleghany Highlands.

If you have information about this fire, you are asked to call the Covington Police Department at (540) 965-6333. Any information supplied to police can remain anonymous.

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