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Residents, dog safely evacuated from Albemarle County townhouse fire

Crystal Graham
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Residents of a townhouse in the 1200 block of Oak Hill Drive in Albemarle County were able to evacuate safely after a fire this afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., units from Albemarle County were dispatched to the fire which was visible from a second-floor window.

Responding fire units used aggressive fire suppression tactics to ensure the flames did not spread to the adjacent home.

One dog was rescued by firefighters and reunited with its owner.

There are no injuries reported at this time.

The fire investigation is being led by the Albemarle County Fire Marshal’s Office.


Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.