SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Two adults were displaced Thursday morning after a Suffolk house was destroyed in a two-alarm fire, officials say.
City officials said units were dispatched to a home in the 3500 block of Arthur Drive, in the rural Whaleyville borough, just after 5:45 a.m. The fire units arrived on scene in around 11 minutes to find a heavy fire a single-story home.
The fire was brought under control just after 8 a.m. The house was declared a total loss, officials said.
Officials said one of the home’s two residents, a man, was treated on scene for smoke inhalation before being transported to a local hospital. A firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion.
Suffolk Police responded to the scene, and closed a portion of the roadway in the area.
Officials said the Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.