Stanley Fire Department battle a major blaze

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An email from Stanley Fire Chief Terry Pettit confirms a major fire south of Stanley.

The Stanley Fire Department responded to a Sunday Morning building fire at Purdham Hill Road around 11:20.

Firefighters arrived to find the building fully involved with the fire threatening a nearby camper, pickup truck and a neighbors storage building.

The residents of the house attempted to extinguish the blaze but they could not contain it and had to back away.

Preliminary investigation indicates the fire was caused by a generator being used.

However the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Total damage to the camper, pickup, neighbor’s storage building and the initial fire site was approximately $30,000.

Pettit reports the building where the fire started was owned by Lisa Good of Stanley and was uninsured.

The fire took about 20 minutes to contain with five units responding with 25 firefighters  remaining on the scene for a little over an hour.

No injuries were reported with the Page County Sheriff’s Office assisting in the investigation.

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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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Stanley Fire Department battles a devastating house fire

More information has been released about a house fire on Al Good Drive in Stanley.

Stanley Fire Chief Terry Pettit confirms by email that the fire was reported around 7 a.m. Monday morning Aug. 1.

The house on Al Good Drive is owned by Elizabeth Howard formerly of Manassas Virginia.

Howard was scheduled to move into the home the same day the house fire was reported.

When Firefighters arrived they found fire coming through the roof of the home and took nearly thirty minutes to contain it.

The house was being remodeled and renovated for several weeks before the fire.

Five unites and nineteen firefighters from Stanley Fire Department responded to the call with tanker crews from Luray assisting.

Page County Emergency Medical Service also responded but no injuries were reported.

Fire Crews remained on the scene for almost three hours to ensure the fire was out.

The house was a total loss with an estimated $400,000 in damage.

The fire also consumed a vehicle that was parked next to the home in a carport.

The fire appears to have started in the attic with the exact cause still under investigation.

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