Lakeside Drive home totaled after Friday fire

Published 5:34 pm Monday, September 26, 2022

FARMVILLE – One home on Farmville’s Lakeside Drive was totaled after a fire Friday morning. The Farmville Fire Department received a call at 9:52 a.m., arriving to find heavy fire already coming from the residence. Hampden-Sydney and Prospect fire departments, along with the Prince Edward County Rescue Squad, all assisted in fighting the blaze.

By 12:09 p.m., the fire had been extinguished, but the house was a total loss. Farmville Fire Chief Daniel Clark said no one was at home at the time of the fire. The only injury, Clark said, came as one firefighter suffered some heat-related symptoms. Clark said the firefighter was evaluated by Prince Edward Rescue but didn’t seek any further medical care.

The family that lived at the residence is being helped by the Red Cross and as of Monday morning, a cause for the blaze had not been determined.