Smoke is billowing from the fire at Sumner Lake. Sumner Lake is a fairly new community on the site of Selwyn Smith’s farm, nestled in between Point of Woods single family homes, Plantation Lane and upper Westgate. The Manassas News & Messenger reports that as many as 8 houses are on fire. It is a three alarm fire.
Traffic is horrible around Manassas because of rubber neckers and fire and rescue vehicles on the move. We can only hope that there were no injuries. The fact that this fire has involved multiple homes is no surprise. Some of those houses don’t have 15 feet between them. Everyone lives in the shadow of someone else. When houses are that close, you might as well live in a townhouse row. Actually, they are probably safer. There are firewalls.
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