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Virginia Hot Tub Fire Spreads to Home

Photo: Jeff Harloff, Ontario County Fire Coordinator
Photo: Jeff Harloff, Ontario County Fire Coordinator

A Virginia hot tub fire spread and set the house near it ablaze last week.

According to authorities with the Ontario County Emergency Management Office, a woman called around 3 a.m. for a hot tub that was on fire near a two-story house in Richmond. One adult and one child were in the house at the time. Both were able to evacuate before firefighters arrived.

Firefighters with the Honeoye-Richmond Fire Department arrived and immediately called for help. Nine other fire crews arrived on scene, including Bristol, Cheshire, East Bloomfield, Ionia, Fishers, West Bloomfield, Victor, Mendon and Hemlock Fire Departments. By then, the flames had already spread from the hot tub to the back wall and roof of the house.

Due to lack of municipal water, tankers had to be brought in from neighboring fire departments. Crews were able to extinguish the flames after about four hours. Cold temperatures and icy road conditions made the fire trickier to handle.

Investigators with the Honeoye-Richmond Fire Department and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department are assisting the Ontario County Fire Coordinator determine a cause.

This article appeared in its original format here.

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