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Henrico Home Declared Total Loss after Fire

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—One adult male and one adult female were displaced by a fire that tore through a north side home early Wednesday morning.

At 3:25 a.m. on Dec. 4, the Henrico County Division of Fire responded to the 1900 block of Oak Hill Lane, off of Mechanicsville Turnpike, for a house fire. Heavy fire raged from the roof and rear of the home.

Fire crews found that the main power line to the house had been burned off and was causing a hazard on the side of the structure. The fire was marked under control at 4:08 a.m. and did not spread to any other homes in the neighborhood. The house was declared a total loss.

The residence's two occupants, who said they were awakened by a loud noise coming from the rear of the home, were able to escape from the flames without injury.

The home did have a smoke detector, but it is unclear if it was working properly; the detector was not going off when the occupants fled the house.

The Fire Marshall's Office is investigating the incident, though the homeowners believe a malfunctioning furnace may have caused the fire.

The Henrico Division of Fire reminds the public that smoke detectors save lives, and to make sure you check the detectors in your home regularly to ensure they are working properly.


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