Chesterfield apartment fire suspect in court Tuesday

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The Chesterfield woman who's grill allegedly started a massive apartment fire faces a judge Tuesday.

Rhonda Smith is charged with violating the state fire code.

Back in late May Smith's charcoal grill re-ignited on a third floor balcony, setting fire to the Rollingwood apartment complex.

The state's fire code says grilling on a balcony is illegal.

That fire forced 30 people from their homes.

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