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Chatham Family Loses Home to Fire - abc27 WHTM

Chatham Family Loses Home to Fire

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Chatham, VA- A fire in Chatham has left a family without a home just days before Christmas. Emergency crews were called to Ridge Street just after 6 p.m. Monday to a house in flames.

Neighbors say a family of five lived in the home. Chatham Fire Department Assistant Chief, Jacob Coles, tells us the family was out Christmas shopping when they got a call from a family member that their house was on fire. Coles says it looks like the fire started on the front porch. But, the exact location of the fire and the cause are still under investigation.

"I haven't been inside to assess the total damage. But there is a significant amount of fire damage of course smoke damage throughout the building," said Coles.

Three fire departments responded to tonight's fire. The Red Cross is being contacted to help the family.

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