Hillsville family loses home to fire

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By Shannon Watkins

HILLSVILLE — A structure fire on Fancy Gap Highway at around 1 a.m. on Dec. 26 left a home with a destroyed basement and heavy heat and smoke damage upstairs, said Hillsville Volunteer Fire Unit 1 Chief Donnie Spangler.

“As far as what’s started it, it’s undetermined,” said Spangler. “The fire itself was contained to the basement.”

The occupants, a family renting the property, “were, by their statement, home at the time and awakened by smoke,” Spangler said. There were no injuries.

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