Albemarle County home destroyed by fire

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- An Albemarle County home was destroyed by a fire Sunday evening.

The Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue responded to the 1800 block of Dawn Street around 8:50 p.m. for a structure fire involving a single-family home in the Southwood Community.

Firefighters arrived on scene and found fire visible from all four sides of the home. A vehicle was also on fire.

The family of two adults and four children was able to escape the fire. They're being assisted by the American Red Cross.

"Collections of stuff don't often help during times of disaster, so we really like to make sure that what we're giving that family is the financial resources they need to meet their immediate emergency needs as they see them, not the way we see them," said Bill Brent, the executive director for the American Red Cross in Charlottesville.

The home, the contents inside, and a vehicle were destroyed. The loss is estimated at $50,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it's been classified as accidental.

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