UPDATE 7:50 A.M.: Thursday morning’s structure fire in Botetourt County is finally under control after crews from Botetourt, Bedford, and Roanoke counties spent hours battling the blazes that engulfed a structure near Bonsack.
Members of the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Troutville Volunteer Fire Department, Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS, Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Department, Stewartsville-Chamblissburg Volunteer Fire Department, Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department, and Fincastle Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene along Willow Wood Drive,
The Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS told WFXR News that so many fire departments were called out because there were no fire hydrants near the rural area where the fire took place, so tanker trucks had to go to a pond behind Webster Brick Plant and transport water up the hill using hoses.
UPDATE 6:28 A.M.: Crews from Botetourt, Bedford, and Roanoke counties are still at the scene of a structure fire near Bonsack Thursday morning.
According to Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS, units have been at the scene since shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 22.
When first responders first arrived at Willow Wood Road, the department says they found the remnants of the home that had previously caught on fire, as well as a shed that was in flames when they arrived.
As of this writing, fire officials say crews are still working the scene, but there are no reports of injuries.
BONSACK, Va. (WFXR) — Botetourt County first responders are currently battling an early morning fire that has left a house near Bonsack engulfed in flames.
Members of the Blue Ridge Fire Department, the Troutville Fire Department, Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS, Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, and Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Department are currently on the scene along Willow Wood Drive.
Webster Road has been closed down due to this fire.
There is no word on whether anyone was in the home or injured during the fire, the cause of which is still unknown at this time.
WFXR News has a crew at the scene working to gather more information.
However, this is not the first time a fire has broken out at this Bonsack home.
On June 9, firefighters from Botetourt County, Roanoke County, and Montvale were called out to a structure fire along Willow Wood Road. Nobody in the house was hurt, but a firefighter sustained minor injuries.
James Wade, 24, from Big Island was charged with arson of an occupied dwelling, domestic assault, malicious wounding, and property damage in connection with that June fire.
This is a developing story.
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