No injuries reported in Highland Springs house fire
Unattended stove named as cause
No injuries were reported Aug. 18 in a house fire that damaged a home in the 100 block of Evergreen Avenue in Highland Springs.
Upon arrival to the scene, Henrico Fire units found significant smoke visible from the structure and heavy fire from the rear windows on the second floor.
The lone occupant of the home already was out of the home, and there were no injuries to the occupant or Fire personnel. The homeowner was able to stay with family members.
The Henrico Fire Marshal’s office has determined the fire to be accidental in nature, the result of unattended cooking materials on the stove in the kitchen.
On June 13, the Short Pump Rotary Club partnered with Schnabel Engineering for a day of volunteer work with Rebuilding Together Richmond. Team members (among them [from left] Chris Rufe, Melissa Abraham, Rick Naschold, and Micky Ogburn) completed a variety of repairs and home improvements ranging from painting and landscaping to cabinet installation and fence building.
“It was a privilege to be involved in this project," said club president Melissa Abraham. "The homeowner kept thanking the volunteers, but I think all of us would agree we are the ones who actually benefited. It was an opportunity to help a community member, fellowship with great people and improve our handyman skills." > Read more.
Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.
Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.
Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
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