Firefighters from four departments responded to a house fire this evening in Chatham.
Crews received a call at 5:44 p.m. concerning a fire that began in the basement of a single story residence on Whitehead Court, according to
Chatham Volunteer Fire Department Chief Donald Motley.
The fire started in the basement and moved to the upstairs back portion of the house, he said.
One onlooker said the back of the house had at one point been engulfed, but by 6:40 p.m. the fire had been extinguished.
A single occupant and her small dog were able to escape without injury.
Chatham, Dry Fork, Blair and Climax volunteer fire departments responded to the fire, along with the Chatham Rescue Squad and the Pittsylvania County EMS unit.