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Firefighters respond to a townhouse fire in Chesapeake

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Posted at 6:23 PM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-07 20:20:28-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Firefighters responded to a townhouse fire in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

According to Chesapeake officials, firefighters were called to the fire in the 1200 block of Basswood Court around 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Upon entering the home, firefighters found a chimney fire which had extended to the second-floor living space and attic. The fire is believed to have originally started in the chimney.

The fire was brought under control by firefighters around 5:30 p.m.

One person was displaced by the fire and made arrangements to stay with someone.