January 4, 2022
Albemarle County Department of
Fire Rescue
Media Contact:
Emily Kilroy
434-296-5841 x 3422
Albemarle County Fire Rescue
Responds to Structure Fire on
Thomas Jefferson Parkway/Route 53
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA - On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at approximately 3:00 pm, career and volunteer units from Albemarle County responded to the report of a structure fire on Thomas Jefferson Parkway/Route 53, near Milton Road. The first apparatus arrived on scene 11 minutes after dispatch and reported heavy fire conditions in a camper. The fire has been extinguished.

One person was transported to the University of Virginia Emergency Department for injuries sustained in the fire.

Three people have been displaced as a result of the fire and are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Albemarle County Fire Marshal's Office.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone to keep anything that can burn at least three feet from heating equipment and to always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning heaters.
Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue | 460 Stagecoach Road Charlottesville, VA 22902 | (434) 296-5833