February 27, 2012
A fire broke out early Sunday morning in Albemarle County, forcing one family to find a new place to stay.
The fire started around 6 a.m. in the 1300 block of Dudley Mountain Road, located just off Old Lynchburg Road. One person was inside the home at the time, but was not injured.
Crews were able to put the fire out quickly and stop it from spreading to other homes. Investigators say the fire was caused by an operational problem with the flue pipe in the chimney. The fire started in the pipe and then spread to the ceiling.
Members of the City of Charlottesville Fire Department, North Garden Volunteer Fire Company, Albemarle County Fire and Rescue and the East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company responded.
Damages are estimated at $6,500.
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