Fire Destroys City Business

Damage Estimated At $1.5 Million

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Posted: August 22, 2013

Harrisonburg firefighters battle a blaze at Valley Pool and Spa, 185 Neff Ave., early Wednesday before dawn. Harrisonburg Fire Chief Larry Shifflett said a passer-by called 911 around 4 a.m. reporting heavy fire and explosions coming from the store near the Valley Mall. He said about 50 to 60 firefighters were called to battle the inferno. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Harrisonburg firefighters enter the back of the Valley Pool and Spa building on Neff Avenue to douse the last of the fire that burned the store on Wednesday. Firefighters knocked down the blaze in about three hours but remained on the scene most of the day attempting to determine the cause.


HARRISONBURG — As the sun came up Wednesday, Jeffrey Meadows watched smoke rise from his Neff Avenue pool and spa business.


An early morning blaze gutted Valley Pool and Spa,…

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