Stanley Fire

Stanley firefighters work the scene of a structure fire Monday west of Stanley.

A modular home was destroyed Monday evening near Stanley.

According to a press release from Stanley Fire Chief Terry Pettit, crews were called to 225 Lucas Lane off of Marksville Road just after 6 p.m.

Firefighters saw flames shooting from the roof of the single-story home, which was vacant, when they arrived at the scene, the release says.

No injuries were reported, and the cause remained under investigation Tuesday, though the fire was believed to have started around an electrical panel in a bedroom.

Damage is estimated at $60,000.

The home, owned by Leslie Pettit of Stanley, was being renovated for a rental property.

Seven units and 30 firefighters from the Stanley Fire Department responded, and it took 35 minutes to bring the fire under control, the release says. Units remained on the scene for about two hours to make sure the fire was out.

In addition to Stanley firefighters, the Stanley Rescue Squad responded, and the Luray Fire Department was on standby in case another fire broke out.

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