Dinwiddie County fire crews battle second fire at house in a week

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DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Fire officials have confirmed that they now have the fire in Dinwiddie County under control.

The fire occurred at a house in the 4200 block of Chesdin Boulevard near Leonard Drive at the same house where crews responded to a shed fire earlier this week.

Fire authorities said that they believe the previous fire had been set intentionally.

Crews responded today after receiving a call from a neighbor around 6:40 a.m.

The woman who lives in the house was inside at the time of the fire, but made it out before firefighters arrived.

Roxie Bustamante was on the scene and spoke with a resident living next door, who made the 911 call.

“This morning I went outside to start my car and checked on the kids. When I came back out I smelled smoke and I looked at my neighbor’s and I saw flames coming out of the front door and the windows were cracking, and it just scared me because I thought [my neighbor] was in there,” Pam Taylor said. “I just feared the worst.”

Taylor expressed her concern for the woman who lives in the house that caught fire.

“I’m quite concerned for her. I just have chills just thinking about it because I don’t want anyone to have to lose their life,” Taylor said.

Fire officials said no one was hurt. Investigators continue to look into what sparked the fire.

“I’m just glad she’s okay,” Taylor said.

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