UPDATE: Two people safe after Bedford County house fire

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The fire happened at a home on Charlemont Road near Sedalia, and crews say the call came in around 8:45 a.m.

The structure that caught fire was a two-story home that residents of the area said they believe dates to the 1800's, perhaps earlier.

The first fire truck to arrive on scene found heavy flames on two sides of the building. 10 different companies responded, most helped with shuttling water.

At one point, crews had to break the ice on a nearby pond to secure a water supply.

Two people were home at the time of the fire, and were alerted by smoke detectors. They were able to get out safely.

Family members say they are still in shock but are thankful that everyone is safe. And they are grateful for the first responders they are describing as “our angels.”

No word on the cause of the fire at this time. The Bedford County Fire Marshall is investigating.


Fire crews in Bedford County are trying to get a handle on a fire at a home.

Crews responded to Charlemont Road after a caller reported a fire in the attic. You can see quite a bit of smoke in the area.

According to the Forest Volunteer Fire Department, crews are having issues with water hydrants being frozen and water is being brought in to fight the flames.

At around 11:02 a.m., the Forest Volunteer Fire Department posted to Twitter saying the fire was under control but that "units will be operating for several more hours."

WDBJ7 crew is heading to the scene. Stay with us for more details.