Henrico townhouse fire displaces family of 4

(Courtesy of Henrico Fire and Rescue)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico Fire units responded to a report of a structure fire in the 300 block of Cedarwood Road, off Nine Mile Road, in the county’s east end.

Fire units arrived in four minutes and found smoke visible from the first floor of a townhouse.

Hose lines were advanced inside, where crews encountered heavy fire on the first floor. Fire crews aggressively attacked and rapidly controlled the fire. All occupants were accounted for outside of the structure by initial arriving units.

(Courtesy of Henrico Fire)
(Courtesy of Henrico Fire and Rescue)

Additional engine and truck company crews checked the upper floors for fire extension and completed searches that revealed no one else inside the townhome.

One adult and 3 children are displaced and the Red Cross has been notified to assist with their immediate needs.

The incident is under control, and the cause is still being determined.

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