Family of four displaced after Chesapeake mobile home fire

Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 17:57:24-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Four people have been displaced after a mobile home fire in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake Thursday.


According to officials with the Chesapeake Fire Department, the fire was called in at 2:18 p.m. in the 1400 block of Deep Creek Boulevard after police officers patrolling the area noticed smoke.

Heavy fire was showing from the single-wide trailer when firefighters arrived on scene four minutes later.

The fire was marked under control at 2:39 p.m.

No one was at home at the time of the fire, but authorities say a dog was inside and did not survive. No other injuries were reported.

The Red Cross is assisting the family with lodging arrangements.

The fire’s cause was ruled to be a space heater plugged into an extension cord. The Chesapeake Fire Department reminds everyone that space heaters need to be plugged directly into wall outlets, as extension cords can easily overheat.

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