‘It was my dream house’: Fire damages roof of Chesterfield home

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield family said they lost their dream home after a fire erupted Monday afternoon.

Monica Anand and her husband have lived in Chesterfield for nearly 13 years. Anand said she was in her kitchen when her smoke alarm continued to go off when she walked outside to see her house in flames.

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Chesterfield Monday that reportedly had “heavy fire” coming through the roof once crews arrived.

“I came out and said what happened?! Then, there were flames of fire up there!” M. Anand said.

A Chesterfield Fire spokesperson, Captain J A Harvey, shared the details of the fire on Twitter. Crews responded to the 11800 block of Middlecoff Drive a little before noon.

The Anand’s home is nearly destroyed.

“I’m so numb right now, M. Anand said. “I just need to go inside and see what happened.” 

Monica Anand’s husband was at work in Petersburg when she called him to tell him the smoke detector was going off. Moniender Anand said he got worried when his wife wouldn’t pick up the phone. After several calls, she finally picked up and told him their home was on fire.

“I have no idea. Those things cannot be predicted. You cannot predict a fire,” Moniender Anand said.

Fire crews are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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