Members of Sweet Justice band injured after fire destroys their home


URBANNA, Va. (WAVY/WWBT) — A fire destroyed the historic home of an Urbanna couple who are members of a local rock band, Sweet Justice.

The call for the fire came in around 7 a.m. Firefighters say it started on the first floor of the Watling Street home.

The home, which was over 100 years old, was destroyed, as well as two vehicles parked in front of the home.

Major M.E. Sampson with the Middlesex County’s Sheriff’s Office says one person was transported to the Medical College of Virginia for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Six fire departments responded to the fire and Dominion Energy was called to the scene for a downed power line.

Sweet Justice posted to their Facebook page that their opening performance scheduled at the NORVA for Saturday night was cancelled.

Hello everyone. This is Evan Rosenthal from Sweet Justice. We are sorry to say we will not be opening for ZOSO tonight at the Norva. As many of you have already heard that Beth and Rod’s house burned down this morning. I don’t know a lot but they are ok and being treated at MCV. We will let you know once we hear anything new. Thanks for all of the kind thoughts.”

A GoFundMe account has been created for the couple.

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