Cause of Winston Rd. house fire still under investigation

Cause of Winston Rd. house fire still under investigation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville's fire marshal spent Wednesday sifting through what was left of a home hit by flames Tuesday night.

Authorities say the home on Winston Road suffered an estimated $600,000 in damages. Firefighters had responded to the scene off Rugby Road around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 14.

Aftermath of a house fire on Winston Rd. in Charlottesville
Aftermath of a house fire on Winston Rd. in Charlottesville (Source: WVIR)

Crews say the older home was under construction, so no one was there when the fire broke out.

Authorities are working to determine how the fire started.

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