Officials say chimney likely caused Essex house fire
A home in Essex without power burned
down on Christmas Eve.
Firefighters say no one was inside the
home on Old Stage Road when the fire broke out Tuesday night.
The area had been without power since
Sunday night and officials say a neighbor had been stopping by and keeping a
wood stove burning to keep pipes in the house from freezing while the homeowner
Investigators believe the stove's chimney was the likely
source of the fire.