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Fire Destroys Townhouses

By: Michael Gorsegner Email
By: Michael Gorsegner Email

May 10, 2007

Firefighters from Albemarle County and Charlottesville City responded to a fire in the 1200 block of Chatham Ridge Road just after 3 p.m. When they got on the scene, they found fire coming out of the roof of 1202 Chatham Ridge Road.

It took over two hours to put out the blaze. Fire, smoke and water damaged four units, making them uninhabitable for residents.

Residents home in the complex at the time of the fire described flames reaching 30 feet into the air.

At this point, fire investigators are not sure how the fire started, but they believe it began in the attic of the home. Early estimates put the damage at over $500,000.

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