Fire chief: Chesapeake blaze looks ‘suspicious’Published 9:40am Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHESAPEAKE — A weekend fire in Chesapeake that destroyed a vacant home has been deemed ‘suspicious’ by local firefighters and is currently under investigation.
The blaze started in the early morning hours on Saturday at a vacant doublewide at 810 County Road 32 (Eaton Road).
Ed Webb, Chesapeake-Union Township fire chief, said several things make the fire seem suspicious.
“There were no utilities attached to the house,” Webb said. “That’s the main thing that makes the fire suspicious.”
“It was already a heavy fire when we arrived,” Webb said. “We were able to access a hydrant and ensure the fire did not re-kindle.”
On Monday morning, Webb said the state fire marshal was en route to Chesapeake.
Webb said no firefighters were injured and he has not yet been able to confirm who the property owner is.
The Proctorville Fire Department assisted in fighting the fire.