On Friday morning at 11:07 a.m., Newport News firefighters responded to a house fire in the Denbigh section of Newport News.
According to fire department officials, crews responded to the 300 block of Circuit Lane – and the fire was deemed under control at 11:30 a.m.
The fire started in the kitchen. Investigators determined the most probable cause is improperly discarded smoking material.
The Red Cross was called to assist two residents.
Preliminary damage estimate is in excess of $35,000, officials say.
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