Note: The Wintergreen Fire and Rescue Department previously stated that no one was injured during the fire, but they have confirmed that one firefighter was treated on the scene for heat exhaustion.
UPDATE 3/25 at 5:15 p.m. — The Wintergreen Fire and Rescue Department says the Stoney Creek fire that occurred on March 21st is a total loss.
Firefighters were dispatched to a home in the Stoney Creek area around 7:44 p.m. after receiving several 911 calls reporting a house fully engulfed in fire. At the scene, crews found the back wall and roof of a home covered in flames. The Wilson Fire Department responded to the scene to assist firefighters with the blaze and it was extinguished.
A firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion.
Firefighters learned the homeowners were traveling during the incident, but since have returned. During the investigation, the Wintergreen Fire Department and insurance company confirmed the fire had started outside of the home near or inside a covered deck. Firefighters say at this point in the investigation, investigators believe the fire was electrical.
Fire officials determined the structure is a total loss and the value is approximately $600,000.
WINTERGREEN, Va. (WFXR) — The Wintergreen Fire and Rescue Department says a home is destroyed after a large fire occurred in the Stoney Creek area on March 21st.
Firefighters say the call came in around 7:44 p.m. for reports of a home ‘fully engulfed” in flames. At the scene, crews began fighting the blaze and extinguished the fire.
First responders learned that the residents were traveling and were not able to get in contact with them.
Due to the extent of the damage, firefighters determined the home will not be repairable. Fire officials say no foul play is suspected and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
There were no reported injuries.
WFXR News will update you with information as it is released.