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6 displaced in Chesterfield apartment fire

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Posted at 10:55 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 23:01:56-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -– Four adults and two children were displaced in an apartment fire in Chesterfield County Thursday fire.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the 2100 block of Marina Drive for the report of an apartment fire.

Fire crews arrived to find fire coming from a second-floor apartment which was controlled in about 30 minutes.

Three apartment units were damaged and a total of 4 adults and 2 children were displaced. They are being assisted by family or friends.

The Chesterfield County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was accidental, caused by combustible items placed too close to a heat source.

Fire officials say that you should keep all combustibles at least 3 feet away from any heat source.