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Fire Crews Battle Blaze in Haymarket; Live Ammo Stored in Home

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments | News
Photo by Lynn McLaughlin‎

Crews arrived at the fully involved structure fire. No one was injured in the blaze. Photo by Lynn McLaughlin‎

The Prince William County Fire & Rescue Department responded to a residential fire at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 16300 block of Poplar Hill Road in Haymarket.

According to Assistant Chief Matt Smolsky, crews arrived on the scene at the single story, single family home that was fully involved.

“All occupants are accounted for,” he said. “There were no injuries.”

Sources report and video from PWC Scanner Bums suggest that live ammunition was heard exploding from the dwelling.

Smolsky could not confirm the report.

Since it was an exterior operation due to the extent of the fire, crews would not have been in danger from the ammo, he said.

Crews had to shuttle in water to the site as it was a rural water supply operation.

Mutual aid was established and provided by Loudoun and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

Red Cross is on the scene and the Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the fire. No cause has been determined.

Prince William County Police were on the scene to assist with traffic control.

Bristow Beat will have more information as it becomes available.

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