Fire causes major damage to Suffolk home, displaces family of 3


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Three adults have been displaced following a house fire Tuesday morning in Suffolk. 

The fire happened in the 6700 block of Glasgow Street, in the Burbage Grant neighborhood. Firefighters were notified at 11:16 a.m.

Neighbor Hannah Mitchell says her kids were playing outside when they saw smoke coming from a home just down the block.

She says she called 911 immediately.

“While I was on the phone with the fire department is when I saw the flames,” said Mitchell.

When crews arrived at 11:25 a.m., fire was shooting through the roof.

Firefighters went in and luckily found no one inside.

“They went to the door they knocked they got their hoses out, got their big truck with the big ladder,” said Mitchell.

They first went in and started to put out the flames from the inside of the home, but then had to back out and fight the flames from the outside because they were too intense.

And while firefighters fought the flames, they also were working to protect two homes right next to it.

“They were here several hours because they’re were a lot of smoke and flames,” she said.

No injuries were reported, but the home’s second floor and attic were completely destroyed, officials say. 

You could also see some damage on the side of the homes right next to the one that caught fire.

And oddly enough, neighbors say the home next door to the one that burned Tuesday, caught fire just a few months earlier.

The Red Cross is helping the three family members who lived at the home that burnt on Tuesday, and the Fire Marshal is also investigating the fire.

The family did show up to the scene this afternoon. They say they had so many memories in this home, so it was hard to see it in this state.

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