Late Wednesday afternoon January 19th, 2011, a structure fire was reported at 85 Shenandoah River Lane, on the border between Clarke and Warren Counties.
Wagon 6 from Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Rescue was the first to arrive on the scene. Crews found the structure fully involved. As Wagon 6 started to make an exterior attack on the fire, units from Clarke Co. 1, Clarke Co. 4, Clarke Co. 8, Mt. Weather Co. 21, Marshall from Fauquier County, and Warren County Co. 4 arrived on scene.
Crews coordinated their attack on the fire from the exterior of the building due to the state of the structure. After several hours battling the flames, the fire was extinguished.
The structure was a total loss.
Red Cross officials from Clarke County responded to the scene as well. The resident of the home was displaced and the Red Cross assisted in providing temporary shelter, food and clothing.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.