Chesterfield house fire ruled to be arson

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The Chesterfield County Fire Marshal's Office has determined that a house fire this morning at 3515 Oregon Oak Drive was not accidental. Investigators ruled the cause as arson.

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the fire at 5:36 a.m. Crews found fire coming through the roof of the vacant, two-story house. It took about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. Two firefighters were transported to St. Francis Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. One hurt his back, the other his arm.

Crews say the house appeared to be empty at the time. Damage is estimated to be more than $100,000.

The Chesterfield County Fire Marshal's Office is asking for anyone who has information related to this incident to call 804-748-1426.

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