Boil alert issued for Hopewell, Prince George subdivisions

Grandson helps rescue grandparents during Hanover house fire

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – A Hanover grandson is being called a hero after helping his grandparents escape a house fire in Hanover early Saturday morning.

Fire crews were called to a one-story home on South Anna Drive in South Anna around 2:30 a.m.

Family members say 27-year-old Hunter Fifer helped rescue his grandfather, 83-year-old Thomas Phillips, during the fire. Hunter's grandmother, 78-year-old Evelyn Phillips, was also able to escape the blaze with minor injuries.

All three victims were transported to VCU Medical Center for evaluation.

The family says their grandfather is “doing pretty bad” but getting better while in ICU at VCU Medical Center.

Hunter was discharged on Sunday.

"I don’t know about y’all but in my eyes, he’s a hero!" a family member wrote on a GoFundMe page, established to help the family replace their belongings lost in the fire.

Family members tell CBS 6 that Fire Marshals believe an electric heater was the cause of the fire which destroyed the home.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.