Flames engulf Chesterfield home Monday morning

Family escapes house fire unharmed

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield firefighters responded to a fully engulfed house fire Monday morning.

The fire broke out in the 15000 block of Fox Branch Lane.

Homeowner Vince Radford was able to escape the home with his wife and two dogs. He says he smelled the smoke after coming home from dropping his kids off at school.

“Walked around looked in the garage and the garage was on fire. So we grabbed the dogs ran out front. I grabbed the fire extinguisher thinking I was going to put it out but it was a pretty big fire,” said Radford.

The fire burned through the garage and Radford’s daughter’s bedroom.

“We didn’t hear any of the smoke detectors going off so it could’ve been a lot worse so we’re just thankful,” said Radford.

The fire is believed to have started in the garage. One car was destroyed and another was damaged.

Chesterfield Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.

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