A Christmas morning fire sent a family and firefighters scrambling in Albemarle County. The first calls for help came in just after 6 a.m. to a house on Tanglewood Road.
There was smoke in the basement and first floor of the home but crews were able to extinguish the flames in the gap between the basement ceiling and floor above it.
Fortunately no one was hurt. We're told even though $40,000 in damage was done the family will be able to stay in the house.
There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.
Albemarle County Fire Rescue Press Release:
At 0608 hrs on December 25, 2013 units responded to 953 Tanglewood Road for the report of smoke in a single family home. Units arrived on scene at 0623 hrs and found moderate smoke conditions in the basement and first floor of the residence.
Fire crews worked to extinguish a fire in the floor/ceiling space between the basement and first floor. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries as a result of the fire.
The family will be able to occupy the residence today as most of the damage was confined to the basement.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. The Fire Marshal’s office estimates the loss for this fire at $40,000. Any questions can be directed to Assistant Fire Marshal Shawn Maddox.
Units responding to the fire were Ivy Fire Rescue, Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad, Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Albemarle Fire Corps and the Albemarle County Fire Marshal’s Office.