Gladys Fire Chief Talks About Responding House Fire

Update: 3:30 p.m.:

Gladys, VA - The Gladys Fire Chief Scott Horseman says flames erupted from the direction of a motorhome parked alongside the house then spread to the garage and house.

But officials could not confirm the fire started in the motorhome.

The chief says the blaze sparking in the very early morning made getting volunteers a challenge.

"With very few people, we just forced entry inside the front door, went in there and knocked out the fire in the back of the house, and started working on that attic and all, but when you don't have but three or four people there right off the bat, it was a tough situation," said Horseman.

Fortunately, a good deal of furniture was saved. The Campbell County Fire Marshall is investigating the cause.


Update 11 a.m.:

Gladys, VA - Campbell County fire officials say a family was on vacation when their house caught fire early Friday morning.

The 911 call came in about 4:30 a.m. about the home on Ivy Knoll Road in Gladys, which is not far off Route 501.

It took crews about 45 minutes to contain the fire, and a large portion of the house was destroyed.

Officials say they've talked with the family, and they were planning to return home later Friday.

Right now, the cause is still under investigation.


Gladys, VA - Crews are on the scene of a house fire in Gladys.

Dispatchers say the fire started around 6a.m. Friday morning.

The fire is off Route 501 on Ivy Knoll Drive.

No word yet on injuries.