New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 8, 2019

Family safe after escaping fire in Providence Forge

By Community Member | November 23, 2019 9:09 am
New Kent Fire-Rescue crews extinguished flames at a Providence Forge residence on Nov. 21.

New Kent Fire-Rescue crews extinguished flames at a Providence Forge residence on Nov. 21.

New Kent Fire-Rescue crews responded to a house fire on Nov. 21 in Oakmont Villas.

Just before 11 p.m., the 10000 block of Carolina Cherry Circle in the Oakmont Villas subdivision in Providence Forge caught fire. The occupants were able to exit the building safely.

Fire crews faced the heavy fire of the two-story townhome and garage and was able to bring it under control at 11:15 p.m. Firefighters entered inside the building, rescuing two dogs and one cat from the residence.

The cause of the fire was investigated and determined to be an accidental fire caused by paper products that were in close proximity to a space heating according to New Kent County Fire Marshal’s office.