Strange, likely cause of fire at Brentwood Self Storage

Posted at 6:15 PM, Dec 22, 2012

Chesapeake firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire at Brentwood Self Storage on George Washington Hwy on Saturday.

According to Captain Scott Saunders of the Chesapeake Fire Department, the fire started around 4:45pm in a unit, and quickly spread. It took firefighters hours to put the fire out completely.

Saunders says the fire was possibly related to a heat lamp plugged into an extension cord used to heat aquariums with six snakes inside.

Investigators believe the was accidental but an official ruling has not been determined.