LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -
A deep fryer may be to blame for a fire which ripped through a Louisa home Thursday afternoon, leveling it within a few hours.
Fire crews were called to the 100 block of Carson Drive in Louisa around 2:00 p.m. April 10. When they arrived on scene, the fire was so advanced, the home was a total loss. Flames had spread to the surrounding woods, which crews worked to bring under control. By 5:15 p.m., the flames had been extinguished.
According to Louisa County Fire Chief Keith Green, the homeowner was using a deep fryer to cook a turkey. He heard a loud boom, flames shot from the fryer and quickly spread to the house and woods.
Firefighter from nearby Spotsylvania County assisted in putting out the flames. In total, two adults were displaced; there were no injuries. Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond