Crews save home as nearby barn catches fire Sunday in Galax

New River Valley News

(Image courtesy of the Galax Fire Department).

GALAX, Va. (WFXR) – Crews with the Galax Fire Department shared images of a structure fire that took place Sunday afternoon.

Department officials say the fire broke out around 3:40 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Gentry and Parkwood Drive.

When crews arrived, they found a barn that was fully on fire.

They said that the fire was spreading to a home nearby.

Crews were able to use a separate line to keep the house cool while other crews helped to bring the structure under control.

The building had to be taken down using a tractor and recuse chains as the building was in danger of collapsing.

Crews also had to clear firewood from the area to fully extinguish what was left of the fire.

They say the home was saved – along with the tractor and a wood boiler.

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