Discarded cigarette sparks Chesterfield house fire

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – Investigators say a discarded cigarette is to blame for a house fire Saturday afternoon.

The fire broke out in the 3800 block of Daniels Street, near West Hundred Road.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered heavy flames in the garage, going up to the attic. All the while, a family was inside, unaware of what was happening outside.

"It appears the fire started on the exterior of the house, so the people were inside and had no idea anything was going on," said Chesterfield Fire & EMS Battalion Chief Bobby Lukhard.

Thanks to a neighbor, the three people in the house were able to get out unharmed.

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