Bedford County House Destroyed in Fire

Bedford Co., VA - A Bedford County home is destroyed after a fire Friday morning, just days before Christmas.

Firefighters were originally told someone was trapped inside the home on Old Country Road, but were able to get in touch with the person who lived there.

When they arrived just before 10:00 a.m., there was heavy fire coming from the front and left side. Because of wind gusts, it took them almost 45 minutes to get the fire under control.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital after smashing his finger in a door, but has been released. The cause is under investigation.