Fire in Berryville Closes East Main Street

Fire officials were forced to close Main Street in Berryville early Saturday afternoon as crews responded to a structure fire. Officials said the fire started in a shed attached to the back of the house at 508 East Main Street and spread to the main structure. The building occupant became aware of the fire and attempted to extinguish the fire with a garden hose but quickly realized the fire was growing out of control and called 911. Fire crews arrived on scene and safely evacuated the building. There were no injuries. Crews were able to quickly contain the fire that witnesses said could be seen above the rooftop of the home. Enders Fire Chief Harold Rohde said crews did an excellent job of preserving the structure from extensive fire and smoke damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire officials remained on scene throughout the afternoon maintaining chain of custody on the site until fire investigators arrived from Harrisonburg.

Crews responded from Enders, Boyce. Blue Ridge, Greenwood and Jefferson County West Virginia.


  1. I understand that the fire crews did an excellent job. They were able to get all six of the owners cats out of the house and all lived from what I understand. Good job firefighters.

  2. Carl Stephanus says:

    The occupants initially declined Red Cross assistance, but the next day the Clarke County Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team (DAT) was asked to assist them. DAT members Carl & Eileen Stephanus met with them to provide RED Cross financial assistance for them to purchase food and clothing.
    The Red Cross DAT can also arrange for temporary housing, but these displaced occupants were able to stay with family and friends.