Crews battle visibility, high heat issues in Henrico house fire

Published: May. 12, 2017 at 12:40 PM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2017 at 12:47 PM EDT
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The Henrico Fire Department battled visibility and heat issues during a house fire on Friday morning in the county's West End.

When crews arrived on the scene around 7:30 a.m., heavy smoke was seen coming from the roof of a three-story house in the 13400 block of Elwell Lane, off North Gayton Road.

The fire department says it was difficult to initially pinpoint the exact location of the fire due to "zero visibility and high heat conditions."

A ladder truck sprayed "1,000 gallons of water per per minute to bring the fire under control," the fire department said in a news release.

Additional units were called to the scene to help battle the blaze and secure additional water.

The fire was brought under control with an hour, and remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported. The fire department says the Red Cross was not required to assist the family.


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