Updated: 6 Displaced in Lake Ridge Town Home Fire
Update 6:30 p.m.
Six people are displaced after a fire ripped through their Lake Ridge home tonight.
The blaze broke out in the basement of the middle-row town home on Eagle Rock Court, near Smoketown Road in Lake Ridge, at 5:02 p.m.
The blaze quickly spread from the basement to the second floor of the house. No one was injured, but the fire did significant damage to the entire house, said Prince William fire and rescue spokesman Curtis Brodie.
A heavy rescue team was called in after concerns arose that the middle floor of the 3-story house could collapse.
After dousing the fire, several fans were brought in to ventilate the home.
Many neighbors stood in freezing temperatures and cold winds to watch fire crews do their jobs. Few had much to say about what they saw here.
Flames broke out at a town home on Eagle Rock Court near Smoketown Road in Woodbridge just before 5 p.m.
A caller reported seeing flames in the basement of the house, according to initial reports.
Firefighters reported seeing smoke showing and people running back into the house when they showed up.
The fire extended from the first floor of the house to the second floor. The home sits in the middle of two other town homes on the street.
At least 2 alarms have been called in to fight this fire, according to initial reports.
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