Hanover County home severely damaged in early-morning fire

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A house in Hanover County is severely damaged after a fire broke out early Friday morning. 

Hanover Fire and EMS were called to the fire on Caruthers Way at about 3 a.m. The two-story home was “heavily involved with fire” when crews arrived, said Hanover Battalion Chief Gregory Martin.

All of the residents were able to make it out of the home safely, and no injuries were reported. 

Martin said crews were able to get the fire under control in about an hour.

The family is crediting their smoke alarms for alerting them of the fire. 

“Hanover Fire-EMS reminds you to have working smoke alarms on each floor of your home and
in each sleeping area. Hanover Fire-EMS recommends that smoke alarms greater than ten
years old be replaced. Anyone requiring assistance with smoke alarms can contact the Metro
Richmond Chiefs Smoke Alarm Hotline at 1-888-537-5967,” Martin said in a press release.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Hanover County Fire Marshal’s Office. 

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