UPDATED: House Fire In Farmville

One family in the east escaped a fire that destroyed the interior of their home.

The call came in for a home on West Marlboro Road in Farmville Thursday afternoon around 4:30.

Firefighters with chainsaws cut away portions of roof trying to get to the fire.

Three stations responded to the call and roughly 30 firefighters and volunteer firefighters responded.

Authorities say once the fire broke out in the kitchen it quickly spread throughout the house.

Smoke continued to fill the home destroying at least three rooms. The woman cooking inside the home escaped however the home was severely damaged according to the Farmville Fire Chief.

The Farmville Fire Department has not yet determined the official cause of the fire.

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Crews were called to a house fire Thursday afternoon, about 4:00 p.m.

The fire broke out at a single story ranch house in a residential community on West Marlboro Road in Farmville.

Parts of the roadway were blocked off as crews battled the fire.

Multiple units were called to the scene.

We're told a grease fire is to blame. Thankfully the woman in the house was able to get out safely.


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  • by Ned Location: Greenville on Aug 6, 2010 at 09:09 AM
    The family has been referred to the American Red Cross for services. The Red Cross will work with any disaster clinets to assist in meeting the immediate needs of the client when called upon, at no cost to the client. All services are free. the red Cross recieves no government funds, they need local support.
  • by ECU on Aug 6, 2010 at 06:52 AM
    Stop blaming WITN. Farmville is a small town every one knows everyone, so just ask around, call churches you will eventually contact someone.....or you could just sit at home and blame someone.
  • by Daron Location: Washington on Aug 5, 2010 at 08:42 PM
    How aout a little more infor as suggested by Curious. Does the family need anything. Do they have children, do they need food? This is something your station does constantly and poorly, is provide inusfficient information.!!!
  • by Curious? Location: ENC on Aug 5, 2010 at 05:32 PM
    Does the family need anything? How can we help?
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