Two families displaced after Henry County fire engulfs five buildings

Two homes, two storage facilities, abandoned hotel caught on fire

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

BASSETT, Va. - Two families are out of a home Monday after a fire engulfed five buildings in Henry County, according to Matt Tatum, director of Henry County Department of Public Safety. 

Crews say they received a call around 2:30 p.m. for a house fire at 10748 Virginia Avenue in Bassett. 

Two homes, two storage facilities and an abandoned hotel were involved in the fire that authorities believe was started by a heat lamp in one of the homes. 

A total of nine people in two families were displaced, and no injuries were reported.  

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