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Abandoned home burns in Newport News

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-26 10:37:14-04

Newport News, Va. – Fire crews put out a blaze at an abandoned home in Newport News last night.

City fire crews responded to the 800 block of Lucas Creek Road at
9:20 PM after they received reports of a single story home on fire.

The first unit to arrive found flames issuing from front and side windows and quickly brought the fire under control within 12 minutes.

Units remained on scene until 11:30 PM. The home was vacant and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage is estimated at approximately $45,000. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.