Video shows Chesterfield home engulfed with flames

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Firefighters worked to put out a house fire in Chesterfield County on Tuesday afternoon. The family who lives in the home were able to escape unharmed but are now without a home.

A Chesterfield fire spokesperson told 8News that a structure fire in the 16100 block of Exter Mill Road was “still an active scene” after crews responded.

Fire officials told 8News that the family was asleep inside the home when the flames began around 12:15 p.m.

8News was told that the fire was so severe because it was a two-story log cabin. It reportedly took an hour and a half to get it under control.

Crews were at the scene over four hours later to take care of hot spots so the fire marshal can get in and determine an exact cause of the fire.

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