Dryer started Hampton house fire

Posted at 11:30 PM, Jan 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-08 10:31:16-05

Hampton, Va. - Firefighters in Hampton battled a house fire early Monday afternoon.

The fire was in the 800 block of Headrow Terrace.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Firefighters say the cause was clothes in a dryer that caught fire, eventually spreading to the attic.

No one was injured, but a family of five are now displaced. The American Red Cross arrived to assist them in finding a place to stay. 

Firefighters say the damage is estimated to be close to $55,000.