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Single mom, kids displaced after Chesterfield house fire

Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 23:30:20-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- Chesterfield Firefighters battled a fire in the 6500 block of Battlewood Road, confirmed Lt. Jason Elmore.

The call came in around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

CBS 6 spoke with John Thomas who lives directly behind the home. He said they watch the children that live there often.

"I heard one of the kids come running in and say the house is on fire, the house is on fire, we didn't know what to think," said Thomas.

Lt. Elmore said no one was home at the time, and they believe the children were somewhere in the area at a neighbors house. There were no injuries reported in the fire.

Thomas said the woman who lives there with her children is a single mom and recently moved from out of town. Now, all of them are displaced.

"It's just one of those freak things, it's a tragedy," Thomas said.

As of Tuesday night, the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

The Red Cross is assisting the family displaced by the fire.

Fire at 6500 Battlewood Avenue.

Fire at 6500 Battlewood Avenue.