UPDATE: No injuries reported in house fire near Troutville

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va (WFXR)– Multiple fire and EMS crews were called out to a house fire outside of Troutville Friday night.

Dispatch told WFXR the call came in around 9:15 p.m. from the 200 block of Old Mine Road.

Crews had to stage up about a half mile from the home due to a lack of nearby hydrants.

Botetourt County Chief of Fire and EMS Jason Ferguson told WFXR no one was inside the home at the time of the fire.

Crews were able to get the blaze under control in about 30 minutes.

There is extensive damage to the roof of the home.

Ferguson said he spoke with the owner of the home, who told him he had put a load of wood in a wood burning stove before leaving to go have dinner with family.

The homeowner told the fire official he came back to find about half of his house on fire.

Right now there is no estimate on the cost of the damage.


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