Two pets die in log cabin fire in White Oak
Stafford Fire and Rescue says a fire in a log cabin style residence displaced two and killed two pets just before 4am on Monday morning.
Stafford Fire and Rescue says they received a call about 4am for a structure fire in the 200 block of Wood Landing Road in the White Oak area. Units were on the scene in about ten minutes. Fire and smoke were reported coming from the front and side. Officials say the fire was under control in about 20 minutes. Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Katie Brady says crews were challenged by rural water supply, which required the dedication of additional resources to bring water to the scene because no hydrants were available. Additionally, she said, crews were challenged by the construction type, which required extensive overhaul.
The single occupant who was home at the time was able to escape through a window prior to the arrival of units and reported no injuries. Two pets were unable to make it out of the fire and were found deceased. Smoke alarms were present and activated at the time of the fire.
Stafford fire units were assisted on scene by the Fredericksburg Fire Department, Quantico Fire and Emergency Services and King George Fire and Rescue. The fire is under investigation by the Stafford County Fire Marshal’s Office.
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