AFD Media Release- Spoon Gap Road Structure Fire
Mon 8/2, 8:34 AM
Contact: Tenille Montgomery, Community Relations Specialist
Spoon Gap Road
On Sunday, August 1, 2021, at approximately 4:41 AM, the Abingdon Fire Department was dispatched to the 19000 block of Spoon Gap Road in reference to a residential structure fire. Upon arrival, heavy fire was observed coming from the single-family dwelling. The two occupants were able to escape. Three vehicles, parked outside the structure, also received significant fire damage. The home was deemed a total loss and the American Red Cross has been notified to assist the occupants.
Units from the Abingdon Fire Department, Green Spring Fire Department, Washington County, VA Life Saving Crew, and Washington County, VA Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
One Firefighter was transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital for a non-life-threatening injury received due to a fall.
Photos are attached.
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