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Fire Heavily Damages Home On Skylark Trail

A fire of unknown origin heavily damaged the house at 1118 Skylark Trail on Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials.

Midway Fire Chief Monty Lowery said his department received a call at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday for a structure fire. When firefighters arrived they found fire rolling out of the front of the single-story wood-frame house, Lowery said.

Midway Volunteer Fire Department responded with two trucks and nine firefighters, Lowery said. Virgilina VFD assisted with one truck and four firefighters, and South Boston Fire Department assisted with one truck and six firefighters, he added.

The blaze started in the front portion of the house, and Lowery said the front two rooms and the attic were burned, but heat and smoke damaged the remainder of the house. He estimated damages to the seven-room house at $35,000 and $50,000 to the contents.

Firefighters remained on the scene until 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, and the chief said they used approximately 800 gallons of water and 30 gallons of Class-A foam fighting the blaze.

Lowery said Nannie King owns the house, but she has been out of town for several months and was not at home the day of the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but Lowery said it is under investigation.