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8 Homeless After Stafford Group Home Blaze

By Potomac Local August 13, 2012 3:30 pm

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A fire ripped through a group home in Stafford County Monday leaving the home a total loss. No one was injured. (Photo: Mark Doyle/Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department)

A fire ripped through a group home in Stafford County Monday leaving the home a total loss. No one was injured. (Photo: Mark Doyle/Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department)

UPDATE 5 p.m. 

During a two-alarm fire Monday afternoon, the roof collapsed on a home where eight adults with special needs called home.

Fire and rescue crews from Stafford, Quantico, Dumfries and Woodbridge were called about 2:40 p.m. to an adult group home on Whispering Pines Lane in Stafford County, just off Shelton Shop Road, where a fire engulfed an entire structure.

No one was inside the 2,000 square-foot rambler home when the fire broke out. The home sits about a mile off Shelton Shop Road in a wooded area so far off of the road the about a mile of hose was extended from a street side fire hydrant the the scene of the fire, which fire crews used to douse the blaze.

With the fire burning so hot and fast, no fire fighters were able to enter the house and instead battled the blaze from outside, said Stafford County fire and rescue spokesman Mark Doyle.

The house is said to be a total loss. A fire marshal has begun an investigation into the cause of the blaze, and the details of that investigation have yet to be released.

A two-alarm fire broke out at a group home for adults on Whispering Pines Lane off Shelton Shop Road in Stafford County on Monday afternoon. (Uriah Kiser/PotomacLocal.com)

ORIGINAL POST 3:50 p.m. 

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – A blaze broke out at a home on off Shelton Shop Road in Stafford County.

No one was injured, but a sheriff’s deputy has closed a portion of the two-lane road at Winding Creek Road where drivers are being turned around. The fire is said to be about from where the road has been closed.

The blaze was so intense crews from fire houses in Dumfries and Woodbridge were called to assist fire crews in Stafford to help douse the fire.

A fire and rescues spokesman from Stafford County said he is currently working with the victim to assess the damage to the home.


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