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☷ Stafford County Virginia - Six Displaced in Widewater Fire

☷ Stafford County Virginia - Six Displaced in Widewater Fire

Stafford County , state Virginia
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   At approximately 4:20 P . M . on Wednesday , Stafford County Fire and Rescue ( SCFR ) units were dispatched for a reported structure fire along Viking Lane in the Widewater area . First arriving units marked on scene less than 10 minutes later and reported heavy fire through the roof of a two story , single family residence . Crews worked quickly to make an aggressive attack and knocked the bulk of the fire down in approximately 10 minutes . Crews had to utilize rural water supply operations to extinguish the fire due to a lack of hydrants in the immediate area .
   The occupants were initially alerted to the fire when a child inside the home noticed fire on the front porch and notified an adult . All occupants were able to evacuate the structure prior to the arrival of units . Two occupants were transported to the hospital for evaluation of possible smoke inhalation . The home sustained substantial damage , and two adults and four children as well as their pets are displaced as a result . The occupants are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross . Smoke alarms were present at the time of the fire and were found to be operating properly .
   The fire is currently under investigation by the Stafford County Fire Marshal’s Office . SCFR units were assisted on scene by Quantico Fire and Emergency Services .
   

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