Augusta: Sheriff’s home destroyed in blaze

Staff Report

The home of Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher was destroyed in a Monday-morning blaze that investigators are saying looks to be electrical in nature.

Fisher and his wife, Liz, were able to escape the fire without any injuries. Two family dogs and a family cat were also reported to be safe.

The fire at the 1718 Rockfish Road home in the Crimora-Hermitage area started at around 12:30 a.m. Fisher called 911 at 12:39 a.m. and firefighters were on the scene 10 minutes later. The fire was finally extinguished at 4:22 a.m.

The home, valued at $230,000, is a total loss.

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