Pan left on stove starts house fire

Posted at 5:55 AM, Dec 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-11 14:26:52-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A pan left on a stove started an early morning house fire. The Henrico County Fire Marshal ruled Tuesday's fire accidental, according to Henrico Fire Captain James Mellon.

Firefighters rescued a 49-year-old man who they found unconscious in the home along the 3700 block of Bolling Rd. The man remains in critical condition at VCU Medical Center, Mellon said.

"The smoke detector did activate during the fire but [it] was located on the floor," Mellon wrote in an email. He said that lead the Fire Marshal to believe the alarm sounded later than it would have had the alarm been attached to the ceiling.