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Structure fire

Firefighters worked Saturday night to extinguish a blaze at a home in the 7700 block of Beaver Drive, just north of Gloucester Court House. Firefighters responded to the home around 7:30 p.m. and found it fully engulfed in flames. J.D. Clements, chief of Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc., said no one was home at the time of the blaze; however, one of the owners’ two dogs perished in the blaze, the other escaping. Clements said firefighters were unable to determine the exact cause or origin of the fire. However, he said that power lost during Tropical Storm Michael had been restored about an hour before firefighters were called to the scene. The fire rekindled early Sunday morning. Clements said the terrain surrounding the home made it difficult for fire apparatus to get water to the area. “We just tried to preserve as much as we could,” he said. GVFRS responded with eight pieces of apparatus and 26 volunteers. Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, t...

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