No Serious Injuries Reported Following Fire on Old Brook Road
No one is seriously hurt after a fire broke out at a licensed in-home daycare in Charlottesville.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - No one is seriously hurt after a fire broke out at a licensed in-home daycare in Charlottesville.
The blaze occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, along Old Brook Road.
Fire crews say a small fire broke out in the attic, and the second floor sustained smoke and water damage.
Officials were unsure how many children were inside the daycare at the time. One person was treated on scene for minor injuries.
The fire marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire.
Press Release from Albemarle County Fire and Rescue:
On August 9th at approximately 2:40pm, crews from Albemarle County Fire and Rescue responded to reports of an attic fire. First responding units arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the gable ends as well as flames from the peak of the roof.
The home owner stated that he was having issues with the attic fan prior to the fire. Estimated loss of property and contents is $60,000 and no injuries were reported by the occupants or the children that were present.
Albemarle County Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone to make sure you prepare and plan for an emergency. Know what to do when disaster strikes.