A family of four has been displaced after their Waterford-area home was destroyed by fire Saturday night.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. July 9, Loudoun dispatchers received multiple calls reporting a house fire on Creek Lane. Fire and rescue crews from Lucketts, Hamilton, Lovettsville, Purcellville, Leesburg and Round Hill responded to find significant fire and smoke conditions coming from the two-story, single-family home. A second alarm brought more fire fighters and water tankers from Ashburn, Lansdowne, Brambleton, Moorfield, Mount Weather and Frederick County MD.
The first firefighters on the scene confirmed that all occupants were out of the home. Crews remained on the scene until after 5 a.m. Sunday extinguishing hot spots and overhauling the remnants of the structure.
The Department of Fire-Rescue noted that the home’s location, on a narrow dead-end dirt road, caused significant challenges. Tankers were used to shuttle water to the scene and the difficult access required hose lines be stretched more than 3,000 feet.
The homeowner received minor injuries and was treated on the scene and one emergency responder was transported to the hospital for a minor injury.
Damage was estimated at $750,000. Fire Marshal’s Office investigators working to determine the cause of the fire remained at the scene Monday.
A GoFundMe page has been establish to help the family cover expenses.