Firefighter suffers medical emergency battling house fire in Moneta

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MONETA, Va. (WFXR) — A firefighter was brought to the hospital on Monday after crews battled a house fire on Twin Coves Drive in Moneta.

According to Franklin County Public Safety, a call came in shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, March 8 about a residential structure fire at 93 Twin Coves Drive.

When units arrived on scene, they reportedly found heavy black smoke and fire coming from the home.

Officials say it took firefighters about an hour to contain the fire and they stayed on the scene for approximately three and a half hours.

Franklin County Public Safety says the home was ruled a total loss, but it was also insured and the residents were relocated.

Meanwhile, the Franklin County Fire Marshal’s Office is working to determine the cause of the fire.

According to officials, one firefighter was brought to a local hospital with what appeared to be a medical emergency. However, no other injuries were reported.

The following departments reportedly responded to the incident: Scruggs Volunteer Fire Department, Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department, Glade Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Rocky Mount Volunteer Fire Department, Moneta Volunteer Fire Department, Hardy Volunteer Fire Department, Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin County Public Safety, Franklin County Fire Marshal’s Office, Franklin County Chaplain’s Response Team, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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