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Family escapes Chesterfield house fire

Posted at 1:48 PM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-12 13:48:16-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The Red Cross is helping a Chesterfield family following a Monday morning house fire.

The fire was reported at about 2 a.m. Monday at a home along the 8100 block of Whirlaway Drive.

“Crews experienced heavy fire from the rear of the structure upon arrival that was quickly extending into the residence,” a Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesperson said. “The fire started on the rear deck and is considered accidental; however, an exact cause has yet to be determined.”

No one was hurt in the fire.