This was the scene Sunday night at 1022 Lakeside Drive near Blackstone, where fire destroyed an unoccupied one-story modular home. Authorities say one had lived at the residence for several weeks and that there was no electrical service at the time of the blaze. Blackstone volunteer firefighters took the call at 8:03 p.m. and were assisted by Ft. Pickett, Crewe, and Burkeville departments. Firefighters were able to prevent flames from spreading to the garage. Deputy Fire Chief Zac Beares said the origin and cause were unknown. Sheriff Robert Jones said a State Police arson team was at the scene Monday and is investigating. The scene is located about a half mile west of town limits beyond 10th Street, at the former “Mac’s Pond” property. Sunday’s blaze coincided with the first day of Fire Prevention Week. The structure was owned by Jeremy L. Smith.
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