FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2020
FIVE DISPLACED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE HOUSE FIRE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - FIREFIGHTERS ENCOUNTED HEAVY SMOKE AND FIRE AT A HOME ON TEH 1500 BLOCK OF ROSA TERRACE JUST AFTER 10:00 AM. THE HOME HAD NO WORKING SMOKE ALARMS, HOWEVER, QUICK ACTIONS BY THE OCCUPANTS SAVED LIVES.
Firefighters from Engine 7 and Engine 5, along with others, arrived within minutes. The emergency crews immediately entered the home and began searching for trapped occupants and worked to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported, and the firefighters quickly controlled the fire.
The American Red Cross is assisting the five displaced residents, and the fire marshals are working to determine a cause. Unfortunately, one dog and one cat died in the fire.
The home had no working smoke alarms but quick actions by the occupants to evacuate, immediately call 911, and notify the neighbors saved lives. Please remember, smoke alarms provide early warning for fires in the home. Check your smoke alarms monthly and remember to replace those alarms that are older than ten years.
Charlottesville Fire Department