‘Careless cooking’ causes accidental Hampton house fire, investigators say


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Fire officials say no one was gurt after a house caught fire Monday morning in Hampton.

One person was home at the time, but got out safely.

Hampton Fire said they were alerted of the fire at 10:40 a.m. Monday.

Fire crews from Hampton and Newport News arrived on the scene, in the 200 block of Watkins Drive, a short while later.

Officials with the Community Risk Reduction Branch, Fire investigation Group say the cause of the fire was “careless cooking.”

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