A fire has heavily damaged a house off Route 6 in the southern part of the county. Albemarle Fire and Rescue personnel say the fire caused more than $44,000 in damages to a house in the 6900-block of Secretary’s Sand Road. Everyone got out of the house with no problems, but investigators won’t estimate when the structure can be occupied again. They add the fire began in a dryer and spread to the structure. Flames were showing from the eaves when crews arrived on the scene shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday.