From Bedford Fire Department: On April 20, 2016 at approximately 9:58 p.m. the Bedford Fire Department responded to 1972 Monte Vista Road for a report of fire in a private dwelling. The first arriving engine found a two-story wood frame home with heavy fire showing throughout. Although units arrived just ten minutes after the initial 911 call, the amount of fire found on arrival along with a lack of water supply in the immediate area hampered efforts. The original home, which had several additions, was made of wooden logs and according to the owner was constructed in 1765. The home was a total loss. No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported. Firefighters from the Town of Bedford, Moneta, Forest, and Huddleston operated on scene. The fire is being investigated by the Bedford County Fire Marshall’s Office.