LYNCHBURG, Va. – Crews with the Lynchburg Fire Department were busy battling a fire on Clifton Street early Thursday morning.
Lynchburg fire crews responded to the fire at about 5:10 a.m. after receiving a call from a concerned neighbor who said they could see flames coming from a home nearby.
When the department arrived at the scene, they found heavy fire coming from the back of the two-story home.
Firefighters were able to gain access to the inside of the home so that they could search the first floor and basement areas but they were unable to get to the second floor.
The fire department later determined that no one was inside when the fire broke out.
While the fire was contained within an hour, crews were at the scene for more than five hours, working to extinguish hot spots and conduct mop-up operations.
The Lynchburg Fire Marshal’s Office has started its investigation and has determined that the fire started on a rear deck and spread to the rest of the home. The Marshal’s Office believes the home may have been burning for a while before the neighbor saw it.
Still no word yet on what may have caused the incident.