Roanoke County Fire and Rescue sends the following release about a fire just off Wildwood Road in Roanoke County on Tuesday:
Outside Wood Furnace Causes $28,000 in Damages
February 18, 2009 –An outside wood furnace, housed in a detached outbuilding caused a fire yesterday afternoon that resulted in $28,000 in estimated damages. Roanoke County Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the 2700 block of Brogan Lane just after 5 p.m. yesterday for a reported structure fire. When firefighters arrived, they found a detached outbuilding that was fully involved in flames.
It took career and volunteer fire crews from the Fort Lewis and Masons Cove stations about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. The building is considered a total loss. The Fire Investigator has determined that the flu pipe from the furnace became so hot that it ignited the wood constructed outbuilding.
The fire then spread to house, which was about 35 feet away, causing only the vinyl siding to melt. Damage estimates are figured to be $28,000 including the outbuilding and its contents, as well as the furnace and the minimal damage to the house. Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department is committed to providing quality fire and emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of Roanoke County, Virginia.
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