Two Hospitalized In Normandy Village House Fire
One person remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries from a house fire at 604 Woodford St. early Tuesday morning. A dog died in the blaze.
One person remains in the hospital Wednesday after an early-morning house fire gutted 604 Woodford St. and ignited a portion of the next-door neighbor's house near the roof.
Fredericksburg Fire Department spokesman Mike Jones said the 911 call came in Wednesday at 4:25 a.m. for an active fire at 604 Woodford St. Units found fire coming out from an area that used to be a garage and a front bay window.
"There was a large volume of fire in this structure when we got here," he said.
Fire fighters had to knock holes in the roof to extinguish fire in the ventilation systems and to remove contents from an attic. A motorcycle was removed from the garage area, and was heavily damaged and charred from the fire.
Jones said a woman and male in 604 Woodford St. were both transported to Mary Washington Hospital, and the male remains there. No names or ages were given.
Jone said the fire was so active that it ignited the left siding of the home at 606 Woodford St. He said the two people who were inside got out safely. Virginia Dominion Power had to cut off the power to 606 Woodford St. because a live wire was dangling from the house. He said if 606 Woodford St. was not a brick home, the fire could have been much worse there.
Two fire fighters were evaluated at the scene for heat exhaustion, Jones said.
The fire marshals do not have an origin or cause yet, Jones said.