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Perrin residents control fire before AVRF arrives

Two Perrin residents were able to stop fire spreading in a home by using a garden hose. Members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad responded to a report of the structure fire just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

AVFRS spokesperson Robert Parlett said first arriving units found a raised single-story home where two occupants were in the process of pulling the siding off the home and spraying the area with a garden hose. According to Parlett, the fire was contained to approximately a 10’ x 8’ area, burned a number of studs and melted some siding.

“The occupants did a very good job of extinguishing the fire prior to the arrival of Engine 21,” he said. Firefighters assisted with additional overhaul and assured the fire was extinguished.

He said the cause of the fire appeared to be electrical in nature and no injuries were reported.

Parlett said AVFRS responded with three engines, a rescue truck, a medic, a utility truck and 14 firefighters. ...

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