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Stanley Fire Department respond to a major house fire

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Stanley Fire Chief Terry Pettit reports by email that Stanley Fire Fighters responded to a major house fire.

Six units and 29 firefighters from the Stanley Fire Department responded to the house fire in the Susan Lane area of the Roundhead Mountain Subdivision.

Because of its remote location there was a delay in anyone reporting the fire.

Because of that and the mountainous terrain by the time firefighters reached the structure at approximately 10:15 p.m. the house was fully involved Saturday.

The house is owned by John Barbee who was not at home at the time of the blaze.

Temporary living arrangements for Barbee and his son have been arranged by the Red Cross.

The house was deemed a total loss with an estimated $200,000.00 in damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation with the Page County Sheriff’s Office assisting.

Due to the lack of water supply tankers from Luray and Shenandoah fire departments  had to travel about two miles to hydrants in the town of Stanley to refill.

No injuries were reported in the blaze with firefighters taking approximately 30 minutes to bring it under control and remaining on scene for approximately 4 hours.

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