NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — It was a busy Thursday afternoon for Norfolk Fire-Rescue. Crews were dispatched to two house fires around the same time.
According to a fire department spokesperson, a fire broke out at a home in the 500 block of Roland Drive around 2 p.m. When crews arrived, there was heavy fire coming from the structure.
There was one fire victim confirmed, who was transported to the hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.
Fire crews found the fire victim outside in front of the home upon arrival. Fire officials said they were rescued from inside by two neighbors before crews arrived on scene.
Video of the scene, provided by a WAVY News 10 viewer, shows smoke and flames coming from the top of the home.
Crews tried to put the fire out from inside, but were forced to move outside and attack it from there. After most of the first was out, the were then able to go back inside to get the fire under control.
Less than an hour earlier, Norfolk fire crews had been called to the 500 block of Oak Grove Road to battle a house fire.
A fire spokesperson told WAVY News 10 it appears that fire started outside, then spread to the home.
Stay with WAVY News 10 for updates.