Fire destroyed a mobile home in the Fairystone community March 22, according to a report from Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department Chief Stuart R. Scott and First Captain Brian Phillips.
None of the firefighters was injured while trying to battle the blaze in windy conditions.
The call was reported by a neighbor at 6:23 p.m. When the Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene at 83 Stone Lane, they found the fire fully engaged.
The home was located in a mobile home park, owned by Donald and Marilyn Lewis, off Rt. 57. The tenants were not at home at the time of the fire.
The Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department, the Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Department, the Patrick Springs Volunteer Fire Department, and the Smith River Rescue Squad.
Crews were on the scene approximately two and a half hours.
Appalachian Power, the American Red Cross and the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office also responded.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but appears to have been accidental.
The four tenants—Daniel Setliff, 21, Kimberly Sanchez, 27, four-year-old Savanah, and six-year-old McKenzie—were displaced from their home, which is considered a total loss.