According to the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department website, Firemen were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire on White Marsh Road in Center Cross just off of Howerton Rd. A neighbor noticed the fire and called 911 to report. When crews arrived, the fire had already consumed much of the house. The house had been subject to vandalism recently, which made the stability of the building unsafe for some fire ground activities. Station 2 responded with both the Engine and Tanker followed by Station 1&3 firefighters. Waterview VFD assisted with water supply and manpower on a mutual aid request. The cause of the fire is under investigation.