Six Displaced in Widewater Fire
The occupants were initially alerted to the fire when a child inside the home noticed fire on the front porch and notified an adult. All occupants were able to evacuate the structure prior to the arrival of units. Two occupants were transported to the hospital for evaluation of possible smoke inhalation. The home sustained substantial damage, and two adults and four children as well as their pets are displaced as a result. The occupants are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. Smoke alarms were present at the time of the fire and were found to be operating properly.
The fire is currently under investigation by the Stafford County Fire Marshal’s Office. SCFR units were assisted on scene by Quantico Fire and Emergency Services.