Family of four out of a home after Chesterfield fire

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Two adults and two kids are without a home Tuesday morning after a fire ripped through their South Chesterfield house.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight. When firefighters got on scene, half the house was engulfed in flames.

The family told 8News Reporter Talya Cunningham that their dog died in the fire. The father said he was sleeping and woke up to the smoke alarms going off, then rushed to get his two children out.

The family was not hurt in the blaze. Firefighters are still trying to figure out how the fire began.

The house is a total loss. The Red Cross is assisting the family.

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