Fire forces family of 4 out of Chesterfield mobile home; kills 2 pets

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Red Cross is assisting a family of three after a mobile home fire early Saturday afternoon in Chesterfield. 

Around 1:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to the 12300 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, near Route 10, for a structure fire. 

There, firefighters encountered a mobile home with heavy smoke and fire showing. The fire was fully extinguished about 40 minutes later, according to Chesterfield Fire and EMS officials. 

Chesterfield County Fire spokesman Lt. Jason Elmore said a dog and a cat died in the fire. 

The mobile home also didn’t have any working smoke detectors. 

Chesterfield fire officials remind all residents to make sure there are working smoke detectors in the home or apartment. 

This is the second fire in the 12300 block of the Bermuda Estates mobile home community this month. In early November, three adults and a child were displaced. Chesterfield County Fire spokesman Lt. Jason Elmore said discarded smoking materials were the cause of the blaze. 

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