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Albemarle County: Unattended cooking fire displaces family of five

Chris Graham
Photo: Albemarle County Fire Rescue

A cooking fire has displaced a family of five from their home on the 2500 block of Kimbrough Circle in Albemarle County.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue responded to the fire call at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday.

The first apparatus arrived on the scene approximately 11 minutes after dispatch to find fire coming out of a front window of a single-story house. Crews made entry to extinguish the fire and search for occupants.

All occupants had safely evacuated on their own and there were no reported injuries at the time of the incident. Five people have been displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The Office of the Fire Marshal has determined the cause of the fire was unattended cooking.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].