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Investigation underway in Campbell County house fire

Fire likely caused by hot embers left in grill

A Campbell County house went up in flames Saturday.
A Campbell County house went up in flames Saturday.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – An investigation is underway in Campbell County after a house fire.

The fire started around 8:30 Saturday night along the 1900 block of Timberlake Drive.

Photos show a waterfront home going up in flames.

Brookville Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jerry Womack said Sunday the fire is believed to have been caused by hot embers left in a grill.

According to Womack, the family that lives in the home used a grill on the home's porch and went for a boat ride on the lake afterwards, thinking the fire in the grill was out

Womack said hot embers likely fell onto the deck while the family was gone, sparking the fire.

The home is a total loss.

Several fire departments and rescue squads responded to the scene. No injuries were reported and there's no word on what caused the fire.


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