Sunday fire causes over $350,000 in damage

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Stanley fire

~ Report issued by Company 24

STANLEY — Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit stated that the Stanley Fire Department responded to a garage fire
on Sunday at 9:51 a.m. The garage owned by Ricky and Serina McCoy was located at 1169 Honeyville Road
about 2 miles southwest of Stanley. 

Chief Pettit reported the first engine arrived on the scene within six minutes, but the fire was already spreading throughout the two story garage. Firefighters had to also contend with keeping a nearby LP gas tank cool, as well as keeping the fire from spreading to the house.

The fire took about 30 minutes to bring under control and is considered a total loss. The McCoys were home at the time of the fire and were able to rescue several dogs that were in the back of the building. A 2019 Cadillac SUV and a 2008 Ford Pickup were in the garage and also destroyed.

Chief Pettit estimated loss of building and vehicles would be around $350,000. There is also estimated around $5,000 in damage to melted siding on the house and paint damage to a farm truck parked nearby. The garage is insured and Pettit said the exact cause is still under investigation, but it appears that the fire started from a heater that in was in a new addition to the garage.

 No injuries were reported, and units were on the scene for nearly three hours.

Thirty Stanley firefighters and six units responded to the call and were assisted by a tankers from the Luray and Shenandoah Fire Departments along with a unit from Page County EMS. The Page County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with traffic control.

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