Rappahannock News

Vacant Amissville home catches fire; cause unknown

- — By Julia Shanahan

A house fire early Monday morning in Amissville brought out nine local fire companies. Amissville Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Dodson said the cause of the fire remains unknown.

The fire, which severely damaged the home, started around 3 a.m. Monday morning, and Dodson said they were able to get it under control within an hour. The house, located in the 1400 block of Lee Highway in Amissville, was an unoccupied dwelling undergoing renovation­s. Nobody was injured.

All six fire and rescue companies in Rappahanno­ck responded to the fire, along with companies in Culpeper County, Warrenton and Orlean.

A call was initially made by a passerby who saw the house ablaze, Dodson said. He said there might be an investigat­ion by insurance companies on the cause of the fire since it remains undetermin­ed.

“We had an actually good response from all the department­s that were involved, and everybody worked well together and did a good job,” Dodson said.

 ?? FLINT HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE ?? Numerous volunteers responded to the blaze at a home off of Lee Highway.
FLINT HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE Numerous volunteers responded to the blaze at a home off of Lee Highway.

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