Chesterfield family displaced after fire destroys their home

From NBC12 News

CHESTERFIELD, VA (NBC12) - Three people are safe tonight after a three-alarm fire destroyed their home.

It happened around 1:00 this afternoon in the 4900 of Lippingham Drive in Chesterfield County.

Fire officials say all three people were home when the flames broke out.

Witness accounts say an off-duty police officer helped bring the fire victims to safety.

Sources at the scene say one of the victims jumped for a second story window.

It took firefighters only 30 minutes to contain the heavy smoke and flames, but they did face some weather challenges.

"The wind made it a little bit interesting," said Chesterfield Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Robert Lukehart. "We had a lot of wind today so we had to protect the other houses to make sure they did not become involved, one house right beside this one did have some minor melting to the siding."

The victims escaped mostly unharmed.

One person did suffer some scrapes and bruises.

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