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14 displaced after massive Chesterfield fire

By BECKY ROBINETTE WRIGHT, Senior Correspondent | November 08, 2020 | VIRGINIA

Story No. 110820101

CHESTERFIELD,VA-Tones sounded on Oct. 6 alerting fire and EMS crews to an apartment fire at 12600 Ben Fry Drive.

The call came in at 2:30 p.m.

Responding to the blaze were Engines 1,3,15,21,14,17,Trucks 12 and 3,TSO, Medics 14 and 17,Battalions 1 and 2, Shift Commander,Air Utility and PED1 (PIO).

Upon arrival fire was observed on Charley side spreading up to the attic.

The residents who were home self-evacuated while firefighters were on the way.

One apartment building was affected.

"Seven adults and seven children were displaced," said Lt. Kenny Mitchell of Chesterfield Fire and EMS. "The Red Cross provided assistance."

Lt. Mitchell said early indications show fire started on outside first floor meter box,but is under investigation.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.