33ºF

Bedford County fire being investigated as suspicious

Credit: Stewartsville-Chamblissburg Fire Department

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – Firefighters worked multiple hours Sunday to extinguish a house fire in Bedford County.

Shortly before 3 a.m.,  the Hardy and Stewartsville-Chamblissburg fire companies were dispatched to a reported brush fire in the 1400 block of Gravel Hill Road, in the Hardy area of Bedford County.

However, when the first units arrived, they determined that it was actually a structure fire, a single-family dwelling with heavy fire showing.

Additional fire, EMS and support units from Bedford and Roanoke counties then responded.

Firefighters were on scene for almost five hours battling the fire.

One adult resident, who was not home at the time, was displaced, but no one was injured.

The owner's two dogs are missing.

The Bedford County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating this as a suspicious fire.

Anyone with any information about this fire is asked to call the office at 540-587-0700 ext. 1325.