Residents displaced after shed fire spreads to Va. Beach home


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Residents in a multifamily housing unit in Virginia Beach were displaced after a shed fire spread to the home Thursday morning.

Virginia Beach Fire Department officials said firefighters were called to 200 block of Ash Avenue in the Thalia area around 6:15 a.m. — just three hours after crews responded to a fire in Landstown Lakes.

Officials said a 68-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of that fire.

A neighbor at a double duplex along Ash Avenue called 911, reporting smoke and flames coming from a unit just two doors down. Respinding firefighters found an outside shed engulfed in flames, officials said.

The fire was spreading to wood fencing and home.

Officials said firefighters had the flames under control around 7 a.m. No one was injured, but residents in three of the home’s four units were displaced.

The fire department could not provide an exact number of residents displaced, but at least five people are being helped by the Red Cross. No injuries were reported.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire, and they’re asking anyone with information to call the Crime Line at 1 (888) LOCK-U-UP.

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