Courtesy of Powhatan Fire Rescue
At approximately 10:15pm on Monday, September 6, 2021, the Powhatan Public Safety Communications Department received a call for a house fire in the 3500 block of Archers Hill, in a subdivision located near the intersection of Maidens Road and Huguenot Trail. The caller indicated that his home was on fire and he was safely outside.
The first units arrived within 8 minutes of dispatch and found a 2-story home with fire throughout an attached garage spreading to the second floor and roof. Large hose lines were used to attempt to darken the fire down, as the was moving very quickly throughout the home.
Due to the rural location, six tankers were used to haul water to the scene from a nearby hydrant. Goochland County Fire-Rescue assisted at the scene as well as providing coverage in the event other calls for service were received.
Although the incident was placed under control in 40 minutes, the the last unit cleared from the scene some seven hours after the call was received. Over 35 firefighters assisted throughout the call.
The fire continues to be under investigation by the Powhatan Fire Marshal’s Office. We're thankful that no one were injured in the blaze, and the occupants will be staying with nearby relatives.