No injuries after 5-unit residence catches fire on Cushing Street in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters responded to a report of a fire on Cushing Street in the Cradock area of the city Thursday afternoon.

The call about the fire came in at 3:10 p.m. in the 100 block of Cushing Street, fire officials said.

Crews arrived to find a five-unit residence with “heavy fire” showing from the backside of the building.

According to a fire department spokesperson, the scene was still active as of 5 p.m. The fire was contained, but crews were still working to extinguish hot spots.

There were no injuries reported.

The cause is under investigation.

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