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Early morning fire claims the home of Chesapeake man

CHESAPEAKE – A Chesapeake man vacationing in North Carolina won’t have a house to come home to.

Thursday, April 26, 2001

CHESAPEAKE – A Chesapeake man vacationing in North Carolina won’t have a house to come home to.

Shortly after midnight, a house located on County Road 32, owned by Gary Ellis, caught fire. According to Chesapeake firefighters on the scene, the structure was fully engulfed in fire when the emergency crews arrived.

Fireman also reported small explosions coming from the house. Firemen speculate the explosions were caused from ammunition igniting.

According to reports, Ellis was on a fishing trip in North Carolina since early this week. His family attempted to contact him throughout the night.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and the house was considered a total loss.