Neighbors alert family to Henrico house fire

Posted at 6:49 AM, Mar 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-12 07:08:39-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va (WTVR) -- One Henrico family narrowly escaped a fire that damaged their home Tuesday night. The family was able to get out of their burning home thanks to some watchful neighbors, who alerted them.

The house fire happened just before 10:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Bridgewater Drive, just off Hungary Road on Henrico's north side. Fortunately two adults and one child were able to make it out of the rear of their home uninjured.

Once firefighters arrived they found the front porch engulfed in flames. After battling the blaze for less than 10 minutes, crews were able to get the fire under control. There is a lot of damage, but the family is being allowed to stay in their home.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.