HARRISONBURG, Va (WHSV)-- According to Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) Chief Larry Shifflett, fire was blowing out of the roof when he first got on scene.
"I actually was first on scene. When I got on scene we had fire that was actually blowing out of the roof. Uh, the fire appears to have been a fire that originated on the exterior of the structure and made its way up into the attic, and spread throughout the attic," said Shifflett.
Thankfully, there were no injuries sustained from the fire.
The fire appears to have been a fire that originated on the exterior of the structure and made its way up into the attic. It also caused damage to the house next to it.
All of Harrisonburg's emergency units were there; four engines, a ladder tower, and trucks were among their apparatus.Two other outside companies, along with volunteer Rockingham County units, were there as well.
The fire was taken under control shortly after HFD was on scene, in about 20 minutes.
According to HFD, the damage to the structure is estimated to be $150,000 to $200,000, and considered a total loss.
We will update this story with more information as it comes down.
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