Person found dead inside home that caught fire Sunday on Benjamin Avenue in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters confirmed a person was found dead inside a home that caught fire Sunday morning in Norfolk.

Crews were called to the 8500 block of Benjamin Avenue around 5 a.m. Neighbors reported seeing massive flames coming from the home.

In a video sent by resident James Daubert, huge flames could be seen on the roof of the home with the house fully engulfed.

“There are green and white flames coming out of it,” said a resident in the viewer video.

Norfolk Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Stephanie Ramsey confirmed Monday there was a victim found inside the home but they were waiting on the medical examiner to identify the victim and determine the cause of death.

Neighbors say an elderly man lived alone in the house.

“I’m just concerned about the gentleman in the house that lived alone,” Chance added. “Lived here for, I’d say since the 80s. Cause we’ve lived in the area that long.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and Norfolk police are also working the case.

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