Woman ordered to pay $500 for apartment fire

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The woman whose charcoal grill started a huge apartment fire in Chesterfield will have to pay a $500 fine, but she'll avoid jail time.

Chesterfield fire officials tell us Rhonda Smith pled guilty yesterday to using a grill on a balcony.

The fire at the Rollingwood Apartment Complex in may forced about 30 people from their homes.

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