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Home collapses as flames rip through West End house

Posted at 6:40 AM, Oct 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-28 12:23:13-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Fire investigators are working to determine whether anyone was inside a West End home when it caught fire early Wednesday morning. Fire crews were called to the 300 block of Berwickshire Drive at about 1:51 a.m.

"The fire was initially called in as a fire in the woods off Parham Road near West End Assembly of God," Henrico Fire spokesman Capt. Danny Rosenbaum said. "First arriving units found a two and half story home fully involved in fire."

The flames caused a significant amount of damage to the home, Rosenbaum said. The fire caused part of the back of the home to collapse.

"Fire crews were able to make a quick attack from the exterior and eventually fully extinguish the fire," Rosenbaum said. "The crews were able to protect the two neighboring homes and prevent any damage to them."

The fire was marked under control at 4:17 a.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. This is a developing story.