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Virginia Beach fire investigators believe smoking caused townhouse fire

The department said the woman and her pet were the only people home during the fire, and no responders were hurt while dousing the blaze.
Credit: Virginia Beach Fire Department
Marlwood Way townhouse destroyed by fire in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Two adults, their four-year-old child, and two pet dogs were displaced by a fire that destroyed their townhouse Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened in the 4500 block of Marlwood Way, in the Kempsville Lake area of the city.

The department said the woman and her pet were the only people home during the fire, and no responders were hurt while dousing the blaze.

Although the fire was knocked down in a little more than 30 minutes, the townhouse was almost completely destroyed. There was some exterior damage to the unit next door. 

Virginia Beach Fire Investigators believe the fire was the result of improperly discarded smoking materials.