Henrico Fire crews mark West End house fire under control

Image courtesy of Henrico County Fire

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico County fire officials report that they have marked a two-alarm fire in the 13400 block of Elwell Lane under control.

At this time it is still unclear what caused the fire, but officials say that everyone who was in the house at the time of the fire, including a dog, were able to make it out safely.

When crews arrived around 7:35 a.m. they saw smoke coming from the attic of the house. Crews used a ladder truck to spray over 1,000 gallons of water per minute to bring the fire under control.

Image courtesy of Henrico County Fire


Two additional fire engines were called to the scene to assist with the effort and assist in securing additional water for the trucks.

Once most of the fire was knocked down, hose lines were moved inside to extinguish the remaining flames. Officials said the firefighters took care to save valuables from the unaffected floors.

In all, the fire was brought under control in under an hour. The Red cross was not required to assist the occupants.

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