No one was injured when a Virginia Beach family lost their home on Tuesday night during a fire.
The fire began in a plastic trash can outside of a home located on the 4100 block of O’Hare Drive, Virginia Beach Fire Department spokesman Art Kohn wrote in a release.
Firefighters arrived at the home around 10:30 p.m. and got the fire under control quickly; however, flames had already damaged the garage, second floor and attic.
Fire investigators have not determined the cause of the fire, but believe it began as the result of improperly discarded smoking materials or fire place ashes. The homeowner told investigators that the family had been using the fireplace, but that no one had dumped ashes into the trash can, the release states.
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