25
      Thursday
      29 / 16
      Friday
      37 / 15
      Saturday
      26 / 10

      Resident Puts Out Own Fire at Madison Heights Mobile Home

      Amherst Co., VA - Having a fire extinguisher on hand may have saved a Madison Heights home Thursday morning.

      The Amherst County public safety director says around 12:30 a.m., a mobile home on Duke Drive caught fire.

      Gary Roakes says the owner was able to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before crews arrived.

      While investigators looked for a cause, the Red Cross put up the three residents in a hotel for the night.

      Roakes says it started from an electrical outlet in the kitchen.

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