FD: Electrical wiring causes house fire

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A house fire in the Crestwood area of Chesapeake displaced six adults Thursday night.

Fire crews were called to the 700 block of River Creek Road around 5:20 p.m., according to Captain Scott Saunders with the Chesapeake Fire Department. At the scene, they found heavy smoke coming from a one-story home.

Firefighters controlled the flames by 5:45 p.m. No one was injured.

Saunders said the fire appears to have started because of shorted electrical wiring. It caused smoke and fire damage to the home, displacing the residents.

The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.

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