Kenbridge responds to fire

Published 3:16 pm Friday, August 2, 2019

Residents of a home on Oral Oakes Road in Kenbridge lost their home and two vehicles following a fire on July 16, according to the chief of the Kenbridge Fire Department.

Chief Richard “Dickie” Harris said water and foam were used to douse the fire. Kenbridge was the only fire department to respond.

Harris said while house fire presents numerous dangers, vehicles have their own set of threats.

“You always have the possibility of explosion of gas tanks,” Harris said. He said no gas tanks in the vehicles exploded during this incident.

There were three residents, three dogs and two birds who lived in the home, Harris said. None of the residents were at the house at the time of the fire. The three dogs and two birds did not survive the fire, Harris said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, Harris said, and it is not currently under investigation.