At approximately 5:20 a.m. Wednesday July 11, Fire and Rescue crews from Round Hill, Philomont, Purcellville, Hamilton and Mount Weather were dispatched to a reported house fire at 19309 Yellow Schoolhouse Road.
Upon arrival, fire crews found the two story single family home with fire showing from the rear of the home and initiated an aggressive fire attack. The three residents had self evacuated and were located outside of the structure.
Due to the property’s location in a non-hydranted area of the county, fire personnel quickly requested a tanker task force drawing additional units from Middleburg, Philomont and Clarke County to assist with the rural water operation.
There were no civilian or fire department injuries reported as a result of this incident.
The investigation conducted by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has deemed the fire to be accidental, caused by a charcoal grill on the rear deck of the home. The estimated dollar loss is $80,000.