POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Fire marshals are investigating an unoccupied house fire that destroyed a mansion-style home in Powhatan County.
Units from Powhatan County Fire and Rescue, Chesterfield Fire & EMS and Goochland County responded to the 2100 block of Dalmore Lane just after 6 a.m. to a fully engulfed two-story structure.
There was a long delay in discovery of the overnight fire, which was called in from a neighbor’s house. This allowed the flames to overtake a significant portion of the 12,000 square foot mansion-style home before the fire department was called.
Due to the size of the home, the volume of fire, and the instability of the floors and walls, firefighters were forced to attack the fire with both high-flow hose lines as well as a ladder truck.
Three tanker trucks were used to shuttle over 40,000 gallons of water to the scene.
Powhatan County fire officials add the large house is a complete loss. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.