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Firefighters battle Aldie blaze, rescue Pebbles the pig

Pebbles the pig, a family pet, was rescued from a house fire in Aldie Saturday morning. Courtesy Photo
Fire and rescue crews this morning battled a major house fire on Snickersville Turnpike in Aldie, where they were able to rescue the family pig named Pebbles.

The four residents of the home weren't injured, though they and Pebbles will be displaced, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.

Just after 9 a.m., the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting a fire at a residence on Snickersville Turnpike. The initial caller reported fire and smoke in the garage and was advised to evacuate.

Fire and rescue crews from Middleburg, Philomont, Brambleton, Aldie and Fauquier County were dispatched to in the 40000 block of Snickersville Turnpike for the structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find significant fire coming from the garage area of the two story single family home and the residents located safely outside. Additional resources were requested bringing fire and rescue units from Hamilton, Moorefield, Leesburg, South Riding and Metropolitan Washington Airports-Dulles to the scene.

Due to the rural area, additional tankers were needed to facilitate rural water operations. The Medical Ambulance Bus was also requested to provide a rehab area for personnel out of the cold climate.

Courtesy Photo

Firefighters made an aggressive attack to knock down the bulk of the fire. Due to the large amount of fire, command staff carefully monitored the structure for potential collapse hazards while crews operated. Fire and rescue units remained on scene for an extended amount of time checking for hot spots and performing overhaul operations to ensure the fire was completely extinguished.

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene conducting their investigation. Damage estimates are still being assessed.

There were no injuries to civilian or firefighters resulting from the incident.


Does family pig bacon smell different from normal bacon?  Do pigs eat bacon?  Would a pig raised on mostly bacon be more succulent than traditionally fed pigs?

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