UPDATE 8 p.m.: First responders from across Botetourt County were dispatched to a fire involving a mobile home late Thursday afternoon that caused some serious property damage.
According to the Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS, units responded to a structure fire shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5.
When personnel arrived on scene, they found heavy fire throughout the dwelling — which spread to multiple detached exposures on the rear — but they quickly worked to establish a water supply shuttle and extinguish the remaining hot spots.
Despite what the department called “significant property loss,” there are no reports of firefighter or civilian injuries.
First responders from the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department, Eagle Rock Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Fincastle Volunteer Fire Department, Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Department, and the Troutville Volunteer Fire Department helped with the call.
BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS says crews are working on a fire on Breckinridge Mill Road involving a mobile home.
The department is asking people to please avoid the area.
WFXR News is also getting word that the Troutville Volunteer Fire Department is helping. They have Engine 2 and Tanker 2 operating on a structure fire in the 2100 block of Breckinridge Mill Road, which is currently shut down.
This is a developing story.
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