Wytheville home declared ‘total loss’ after Monday structure fire

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(Photo: Courtesy Wytheville Fire & Rescue Department)

(Photo: Courtesy Wytheville Fire & Rescue Department)

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Fire officials describe a home in Wytheville as “a total loss” following a Monday morning structure fire.

According to the Wytheville Fire & Rescue Department, crews were dispatched for a structure fire shortly before noon on Monday, July 27.

Additional fire and rescue units — as well as Wytheville police officers and eight off-duty personnel — from Max Meadows, Lead Mines, and rural retreat responded for assistance, relief, and town coverage while the medic unit could be cleared, the department says.

Crews found heavy flames at a single family home and reportedly established a water shuttle to put the fire out.

(Photo: Courtesy Wytheville Fire & Rescue Department)

“We’d like to not only thank our mutual aid partners but also the restaurant’s and businesses who donated food as well as water for our crews!!!” Wytheville Fire & Rescue Department wrote on Facebook. “Very much appreciated on this hot-humid day.”

  • (Photo: Courtesy Wytheville Fire & Rescue Department)
  • (Photo: Courtesy Wytheville Fire & Rescue Department)
  • (Photo: Courtesy Wytheville Fire & Rescue Department)

Fire officials say the home’s occupants were already out of the house by the time crews arrived. In addition, there are no reports of injuries from the fire.

According to the department, there is “no estimated dollar loss but the home is a total loss.” The family is reportedly receiving assistance from the Red Cross following the fire.

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