Fires Days Apart Damage Two Homes in Accomack County

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Firefighters fight a residential structure fire at 26439 Savageville Road in Melfa on Monday, Feb. 22. Photo by Connie Morrison.

Staff Report —

Two house fires within three days in Accomack County resulted in extensive damage.
A fire Monday severely damaged a house at 26439 Savageville Road in Melfa.
Firefighters from multiple departments responded to the blaze, reported at 12:55 p.m.
Glenn Brundage, fire captain of Wachapreague Vol. Fire Company, was in command.
Firefighters from Melfa, Onancock, Tasley, Painter, Parksley, Exmore, and Wachapreague responded to the fire.
It took firefighters around four hours to extinguish the blaze and do extensive overhaul, according to Brundage.
There were no injuries to the sole occupant of the house or to firefighters.
The Red Cross was notified to provide assistance to the resident, Brundage said.
A friend has organized a fundraiser. Donations can be sent to https://gofund.me/76d86f7b
Units from Bloxom, Parksley, Atlantic, Saxis, New Church, Tasley and Oak Hall Rescue responded to another house fire, on Corbin Street in Hallwood, Saturday, Feb. 20, which resulted in extensive damage and also destroyed a vehicle.
It took firefighters more than two hours to extinguish the blaze.
No people were injured.
Donations for the family may be dropped off at the Parksley Vol. Fire Company or contact Wayne Marshall at 757-710-9274 or Joetta Collison at 757-894-3795 to make other arrangements.
Needed are adult women’s clothing size 3X or 26, size 9W shoes, and 4X jacket; and adult male size 2X sweatpants, work pants, and jeans, men’s size 12 shoes, and size 3X jacket/hoodie.
Also needed are toddler boys’ clothing sizes 2T and 18 months.