Two individuals safely evacuated the single-story brick home at 1538 Ridge St. in South Boston after a fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, but went to the hospital as a precaution, according to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.
Phillips said the owner of the house, Nancy Palmer, and a resident, Mary Palmer, were home when the fire broke out, but were able to get out on their own.
“They were transported to the hospital to check for smoke inhalation,” the fire chief said.
When he arrived on the scene, he said heavy fire was coming out the whole front end of the home.
“It appears to have started in the living room area,” said Phillips.
A total of 14 South Boston Fire Department firefighters with three trucks, 10 Halifax Volunteer Fire Department firefighters with three trucks, five Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department firefighters with one truck and one Liberty Volunteer Fire Department firefighter fought the blaze for roughly three hours.
Phillips said the home was valued at roughly $35,000, and he said it sustained roughly $30,000 worth of damages.
“It was pretty much a total loss,” the fire chief said.
The American Red Cross is assisting the family.