Newport News home damaged in fire, family escapes unharmed

Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-10 06:47:02-05

Newport News, Va. – A single family home on 19th St. caught on fire Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters got to the home just before 1 p.m. and had the fire under control in about 20 minutes.

Everyone who lived in the home was able to get out unharmed, but they’re unable to stay there now because of the damage.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth Lay, the fire appears to have started in a bedroom.  The cause is still under investigation.