Fire Tears Through Home in Wyndham - wtvr

May 12, 2010 Read more: WTVR 12
A home in the Wyndham subdivision is western Hanover County was struck by lightning and extensively damaged as a fast-moving thunderstorm swept through metro Richmond late Wednesday afternoon. Read more
Donna

Richmond, VA

#1 May 13, 2010
I used to live in that house. My heart goes out to the family.
Jimmy

Richmond, VA

#2 May 13, 2010
I think I remember when you did too!!:-)
Joe

Richmond, VA

#3 May 13, 2010
""Henrico County Battalion Chief Lloyd Runnett said they had anticipated the possibility of lightning problems and had fire crews out and ready to respond.""

Do Whatttttttt?

Henrico Fire is a paid department and were either in their stations or returning from another call when this came in.

This guy had to be misquoted as why would they have the firemen and trucks out in a storm riding around waiting for the lighting to hit a house??? As he said OUT AND READY!!!

Knowing him, he probably did do something like that!!
Glen Allen

Richmond, VA

#4 May 13, 2010
Emergency vehicles often do get ready in advance of an event that could bring an emergency situation. For example, I have seen ambulances ready to roll near busy highway interchanges at rush hour. I don't think the fire trucks were driving around, but I suspect they had full crews, dressed, and ready to roll as soon as a call came in. They may have had some parked in stratigic locations throughout the areas their stations covered.
Gail

AOL

#5 May 13, 2010
I would like to make a donation to this family that has lost everything. Does anyone have any information as to how to do this?
VCU Student

Richmond, VA

#6 May 13, 2010
Gail wrote:
I would like to make a donation to this family that has lost everything. Does anyone have any information as to how to do this?
They live in Wyndham, I am sure they have plenty of money and insurance to cover it all.
Jessica

Mechanicsville, VA

#7 May 13, 2010
Why would you believe that JUST because a family lives in Wyndham they have plenty of money and insurance? It just so happens this family was renting this house. Who knows if they has renters insurance? Besides that, they lost EVERYTHING! Can you imagine losing every picture or posession from your childhood in a fire? I would hope that everyone would band together to help out a family in need! I heard that the Rainbow Station at Wyndham is assisting in collecting itmes for this family. This is the Pre-school located next to the house that caught fire. I know I will be making a donation, and hope others would do the same for me!
midlothian

Culpeper, VA

#8 May 13, 2010
I agree with VCU student...this family lives in Wyndham and have plent of money to cover this!!!!
WestChase

Richmond, VA

#9 May 14, 2010
Well, when you live in a high class area such as Wyndham you have money. I'm sure they have insurances to cover the fire.
Katherine

Lynchburg, VA

#10 May 14, 2010
Let me just start by saying that those of you that are stating that they live in Wyndham they have money you are off your rockers!! Not every house in Wyndham is expensive... also we are in a housing crisis many houses over there are in foreclosure and are being sold cheap! Get your facts straight before you judge or make ignorant comments! The family that was living there happened to be my best friend and they weren't "well off" and don't have "plenty of money"... they were an average income hardworking people (mother to be works 2 jobs)! They are expecting their first child and now have lost everything! Have some compassion for someone other than yourselves and don't judge someone you know nothing about just by where they live! I am disgusted by some of the remarks on here... regardless of where you live people should support one another b/c you never know when you might need that support yourselves and you don't know who or where that support may come from!
Nick Gomez

Richmond, VA

#11 May 14, 2010
I live on the same street and was the 1st one on the scene. I was also the 1st one to call 911 to have fire and rescue come to the scene. I as well was the one who banged on the owners door and informed her the house was on fire and I got the mother and 3 dogs out of the house. I was glad I was there at the right time for I very possibly saved there lives. It was a great feeling and I thank God he put me there at the right time. When I arrived the house was in flames and I was amazed no one had called 911 or that no one had been to the house to make sure no one was inside. It was defintley a scary moment for the mother who was there. I'm so happy she is okay and there were no injuries.
Karen

Glen Allen, VA

#12 May 19, 2010
Even if they were renting, surely they have renters insurance -- that will cover the loss of all furniture, clothing, etc. They may "have nothing" now, but if they both have jobs and insurance, they will back on their feet in no time! I certainly don't see this as a charity case ...however, I do feel for their inconvenience. I'm sure it hasn't been easy, but it isn't like they live in Haiti and have no hope. The good news is, if they didn't own the house, they won't need to wait for it to be rebuilt ...they can go rent another property. Thank goodness the dogs (they had 3 according to the post above) and family are all OK!! Sounds like it could've been MUCH worse.

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