Four without a home after Newport News fire

Posted at 7:38 AM, May 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-09 07:38:45-04

Newport News, Va. – Four people are now without a home, officials say, after a morning house fire in Newport News.

On Thursday, May 9, at 2:40 a.m., the Newport News 911 Center received notification of a house fire in the 1000 Block of 24th Street in the East End community of Newport News.

Fire crews arrived three minutes later, to find flames coming out of the one-story home.

Crews quickly began searching the home and attacking the fire. Crews were able to bring the fire under control within sixteen minutes.

Most of the fire damage to the home was contained to a bedroom, but there is smoke damage throughout the home. The preliminary estimate for the damage is around $30,000.

The home is being condemned – displacing four adults. The Red Cross is being called to assist the displaced residents.
No injuries to residents or fire personnel are being reported.

The cause of the fire is attributed to careless smoking, according to Battalion Chief Steve Pincus.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.