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Fire Damages Bethel Road Home

<b>Fire damages Beth Road Home</b>A Friday morning kitchen fire extensively damaged a brick home belonging to Jean Logan of Bethel Road, Halifax.


Halifax Volunteer Fire Department responded to the structure fire shortly after 8 a.m.

According to Halifax Volunteer Fire Chief Daryl Dawson, the fire was contained to the kitchen area, but the rest of the house sustained heavy smoke and heat damage.

Dawson said the cause of the fire is unknown.

Dwayne Logan, a resident of the house, said Friday morning he was alone in the house and was downstairs when the fire broke out in the kitchen.

When he went into the kitchen, Logan said he saw flames all above the stove, and he immediately called 911.

Assisting the nine Halifax firefighters aboard four trucks were volunteers from six other county fire departments, Dawson said.

South Boston assisted with seven firefighters and one truck; Scottsburg had three firefighters and one truck; Triangle had two firefighters and one truck; Oak Level assisted with two firefighters; Turbeville with one volunteer; and Liberty with six volunteers and one truck.

Firefighters used over 2,000 gallons of water to bring the fire under control and remained on the scene for one and a half hours, Dawson said.

The fire chief estimated fire, heat, smoke and water damage to the house at $40,000.

Also assisting with traffic control on Bethel Road were Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of  Transportation.