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3 displaced after shed fire damages 2 homes in Colonial Heights

Posted at 12:14 AM, May 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 00:23:25-04
Colonial Heights House Fire

Colonial Heights House Fire

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — Three people were displaced after a fire that broke out in a storage shed damaged two homes in a Colonial Heights neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

Colonial Heights Fire & EMS Deputy Fire Marshal Lt. J. E. Boisseau said crews were called to a home in the 400 Block of Moorman Ave for a house fire just after 4 p.m.

“When units arrived they found a detached shed fully involved,” Boisseau said. “The fire had spread to the main house and the neighboring property.”

Officials said the home as well as a neighbor’s house and a detached garage suffered minor damage in the blaze. The shed was a total loss.

No one was injured.

Boisseau said the fire was electrical and caused by an overloaded circuit.

The Red Cross is assisting three people who were displaced in the fire.