STANTAN – On Tuesday morning, a fire severely damaged a house in Staunton.
Two adult residents of the home were relocated and three suffered minor injuries.
Deputy Chief Perry Weller of the Staunton Fire Department said the fire was caused shortly after 4 a.m. at 1104 W. Beverley St.
The fire severely damaged the first floor of the living space. The second floor was also damaged.
Weller said the fire involved three injuries.
“One resident was helped to inhale the smoke, but was not transported,” he said.
A firefighter suffered an ankle injury and another firefighter received a minor burn, Weller said.
The origin and cause of the fire are being investigated.
Firefighters cleared the scene shortly before 8 a.m., and part of West Beverly Street, which was temporarily closed to traffic, was reopened.
Firefighters from Staunton and the Augusta County Fire and Rescue Service responded to the fire, and staff from Swap and Verona covered the city’s fire stations, Weller said.
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