A fire that seriously damaged a townhouse in Reston Saturday was caused by a problem with the home’s chimney.
Fairfax County fire investigators say the blaze started in the attic of the townhouse, in the 2000 block of Swans Neck Way, when heat escaped from gaps in the joints of the metal chimney pipe and ignited parts of the wooden structure.
The blaze was quickly extinguished and nobody was hurt.
Three people have been displaced by the fire. Damage is estimated at $65,000.