Washington County VA

Firefighters battle weather conditions and fire

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. - UPDATED, 6:49 a.m.: A home is destroyed after firefighters were forced to battle a house fire and weather.

Washington County, Virginia officers tell us the fire before 9 p.m. Saturday night. Crews responded to the home on Colony Lane near Jonesboro Road.

First responders say one person was in the home when the fire started, but made it out safely.

Firefighters tell us the neighborhood doesn't have any fire hydrants, so they had to shuttle tankers to deliver water. They say cold weather also slowed down their progress.

Crews were experiencing icing issues. Eventually, the Virginia Department of Transportation delivered salt to the area.

Investigators are still unsure what caused the fire, but they do tell us the home was destroyed.


Fire crews got called out to a house fire off of Old Jonesborough Road near Abingdon.

It happened around 10:00 Saturday night.

The address of the home is 20193 Colony Lane. We're told several agencies responded to the blaze.

We do have a crew on the scene and will bring you updates as they become available. 

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