5 displaced by house fire on Decatur Street in Chesapeake


(Photo courtesy: Chesapeake Fire Department)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake Fire officials say two families, one with two adults and one with another two adults and a child, were displaced Tuesday afternoon after a grill fire that traveled to the house.

The Chesapeake Fire Department responded to a house fire on Decatur Street around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the 2200 block of Decatur Street.

Crews arrived to find fire from a grill that was against the back of the house. The fire spread to the roof.

A photo posted by the fire department account showed a brick house with the front door open and smoke coming out from multiple sides of the building.

The fire was put out by 4:11 p.m.

Both families are handling their own lodging arrangements.

There were no injuries reported.

Fire officials say the cause of the blaze is accidental.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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