Fire potentially caused by lightning displaces Albemarle County resident
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- An Albemarle County resident has been displaced following a Thursday night fire.
According to the Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue, the fire was reported around 10:40 p.m. on the 6800 block of Burnt Mountain Road.
Crews arrived on the scene within 15 minutes, finding heavy fire conditions in the area of the porch and kitchen.
The fire was being fed by a propane gas line.
One person was rescued by family and a neighbor, assisted through a second-floor window and down a ladder to the ground before firefighters got there.
Fire crews were on the scene until the early morning hours.
The Albemarle County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire, which may have been a lightning strike.
The damage is estimated at $120,000.
The resident is being assisted by their family.