Just before 11 A.M. Wednesday, December 1st Stafford County Fire and Rescue (SCFR) units were dispatched for a reported structure fire in the 00 block of Clarion Drive near the intersection of Ferry Road. First arriving units marked on scene less than minutes later and reported fire coming from the second story of a detached garage, which was being used as a residence at the time. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire. The fire was marked under control approximately 5 minutes later.
The two occupants of the residence self-evacuated prior to the arrival of units. Neither occupant reported injuries. The occupants are temporarily displaced and are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. Smoke alarms were present and working and alerted the property owner to the fire.
The fire is under investigation by the Stafford County Fire Marshal’s Office. SCFR units were assisted on scene by the Fredericksburg Fire Department.