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MVFD handles house, boat fires

A house fire in the Glebe area of Mathews late Saturday afternoon caused extensive damage to the home’s kitchen and utility room.

Captain Ricky Tomlinson of Mathews Fire Station 1 said heavy fire was coming through the roof on one end of the house on Evans Road when firefighters arrived. The occupant, who was in a wheelchair, managed to escape to a back deck, he said, but it had no ramp, and neighbors came to his rescue.

Around 20 firefighters responded to the scene with four engines, a tanker, and a rescue truck, said Tomlinson, and they were able to put a quick stop on the fire.

Assistant Fire Chief Steve Ray said the fire was electrical in nature and that the occupant has been displaced from his home.

Boat/dock fire

On Thursday, June 22, firefighters responded to a boat fire on Brush Neck Road in Susan at around 6:20 p.m., said Tomlinson. When they arrived on the scene, the boat was heavily involved, and the fire had spread to the roof over the boat slip, as well.


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