SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A male resident suffered serious burn injuries Monday in a house fire on Woodrow Avenue, which fire officials say was caused by unattended cooking.
Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the 200 block of Woodrow Avenue around 7:15 p.m. for a report of a residential structure fire and found smoke coming from the front of the building and fire in the rear.
The single occupant of the home had evacuated before firefighters arrived and was found at a neighbor’s house. He was assessed and treated on scene and then taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries. He was still hospitalized as of Tuesday.
The residence also sustained heavy fire, smoke and heat damage.
The fire was marked under control at 7:42 p.m.
No firefighters were injured, and the person who was injured was also displaced by the fire.