Henrico house fire investigation

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Fire investigators are looking into a house fire in Henrico County.

Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon a man was inside a home in the 1900 block of Hobson Lane, near Mechanicsville Turnpike and Watts Lane, when neighbors saw thick black smoke coming from the house.

It took about 30 minutes to get that fire under control.

Crews say there is damage throughout the house.

But thankfully, the man was able to get out unharmed.

"The original 911 call came in from the neighbor, so there was obviously a lot of heavy smoke before the occupant made it out, I did speak to the occupant he said he was cooking so we are going to look in that area," said Henrico Fire Captain James Mellon.

Investigators believe the fire may have started in the kitchen.

They also tell us there was a working smoke detector in the home.

The red cross is helping the displaced resident tonight.