Charlottesville Family Displaced after House Fire

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A family of six is displaced after their home in Charlottesville caught fire Thursday night.

Fire crews were called at about 8:30 p.m. to a bedroom on fire on Anderson Street. When crews arrived they found flames and heavy smoke inside.

At first there were reports that a child was trapped inside, but everyone made it out safely with no injuries.

The fire is under control but fire crews are still on the scene to investigate the cause.

"What we're doing is looking where the main body of fire is and we'll work our way down to the most charred area, which will usually indicate the point of origin, then we look for the source. Until then we won't speculate what the cause of the fire might be,” said Chief Charles Werner with the Charlottesville Fire Department.

Friends of the family are giving them a place to sleep Thursday night. The Red Cross will assist them Friday morning.

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