Thirty Firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a single family home fire on Grandiflora Court in Mechanicsville. It took them thirty minutes to control the blaze. The cause of the fire which originated on the exterior of the residence, remains under investigation at this time. Both occupants escaped the residence without injury, however the family dog perished in the fire. The occupants are being assisted by other family members and friends. The total estimated loss in the fire is $375,000.