Portsmouth firefighters work blaze near Lake Cavalier

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Crews responded to a fire Thursday night off near Lake Cavalier in Portsmouth. 

The structure fire was in the 1500 block of Crystal Lake Drive. The emergency call came in at 9:26 p.m.

Initial reports to emergency services indicated there was someone still inside the burning home.

Multiple units converged on the fire to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the structure.

Crews entered the home, did a quick search and did not find anyone inside. One person who had escaped prior to fire personnel arriving was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

A second alarm was called and more than 40 firefighters ultimately responded to the scene.

An investigation is underway to try to determine what started the fire.

Stay with WAVY for updates.

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