Fire Damages Large Home in Frederick County, Va.

- WINCHESTER, Va. - Crews battled a large house fire in Winchester, Virginia for more than two hours Saturday afternoon.

According to dispatchers with Frederick County, Virginia Fire and Rescue, the blaze broke out just before 2 p.m. at a home at 135 Campfield Lane.

"Units from the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department, and the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department, as well as Round Hill, Gainesboro, and several other stations were dispatched," said Cpt. Karl Steudl, with the Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department.

Dispatchers say the fire started in the garage, burning up through the roof and into some of the home before fire crews arrived.

"It was a very large house, very large square footage," Steudl said, "We were able to keep the bulk of the fire outside of the main part of the house, confined mainly to water damage and some smoke damage inside the home."

One resident was home when the fire began, but fortunately no injuries have been reported.

"It went as well as it could," Steudl said. "The weather conditions, the wind was blowing very stiffly, as well as this subdivision has no fire hydrants in it so we had to set up a tanker water supply shuttle."

Fire and rescue officials say that the family should be able to rebuild their home.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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