BY ROBYN SIDERSKY / THE FREE LANCE-STAR
Tuesday was busy for Spotsylvania County's fire and rescue department.
During a 10-hour period, fire and rescue personnel and dispatchers responded to about 42 calls, many storm-related, said Fire Chief Monty Willaford.
Incidents included a commercial van catching fire and two residential structure fires.
One structure fire was on the 2500 block of Melchris Court about 6:30 p.m.
Willaford said it was an electrical fire likely caused by a lightning strike. He said there were no injuries and minor damage.
A second fire took place about 8 p.m. on the 6000 block of Hot Spring Lane. That fire was likely caused by a leaking gas pipe, Willaford said.
There were no injuries and only minor damage to the house.
Both fires did not require relocation.
A commercial van at Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Southpoint Parkway caught fire about 5:30 p.m., Willaford said.
The vehicle was fully enveloped upon the fire department's arrival, and the damage is estimated at $15,000. There were no injuries and no other cars caught fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.