ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Firefighters quickly brought a house fire under control on Solomon Road Wednesday afternoon.
No one was home at the time the fire started, but a nearby resident noticed smoke coming from the windows and called 911.
"The damage on the first floor was extensive enough that nobody will be able to live there," said John Oprandy with the Albemarle Fire Department. "They will have to do some renovations to the house and some repairs. There's also some smoke and water damage in the basement."
Oprandy said the firefighters' quick response prevented further damage to the building. He said the first crew arrived just six minutes after they received the emergency call.
No firefighters or residents were hurt. Investigators have not yet determined what caused the fire.
The three adult residents are staying with friends in the area.
The Fire Marshal's Office estimates the property loss at $40,000.