House fire in Chesapeake displaces family of seven

Posted at 9:28 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 06:13:39-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Seven people have been forced out of their home Tuesday night after a fire damaged their home in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake.

Firefighters with the Chesapeake Fire Department were called to the home in the 1900 block of Kelly Run at 7:55 p.m. after receiving multiple calls of a house on fire.

Arriving on scene six minutes later, firefighters from Engine Company 14 found heavy smoke and flames showing from the two-story home's garage.

Crews quickly brought the fire under control with minimal damage to the living quarters.

The family - three adults and four children - all escaped the home safely. No one was injured.

Authorities say the family is making their own lodging arrangements.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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