Fairfield Rental House Damaged By Fire

By: 
Lisa Perry

Five local fire departments responded to a Fairfield house fire at  11:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Dogwood Court Rentals at 37 Ryan’s Court in Fairfield was found with heavy fire showing on the second floor living area.  Firefighters from South River, Raphine, Lexington, Rockbridge Baths and Walkers Creek departments, along with Fairfield Rescue, Carilion Patient Transport, Rockbridge County Sherriff’s Office and Rockbridge County Fire-Rescue staff were on the scene until 2:30 a.m. The lone occupant was transported by Fairfield Rescue to a local trauma center for smoke inhalation. The living area was declared a total loss, and the Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance.

The fire’s area of origin, Rockbridge County Fire and EMS Director Nathan Ramsey said, was centered around the woodstove. No injuries were reported among the firefighters. 

photo courtesy of Nathan Ramsey

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