Two displaced by house fire in Newport News

Posted at 9:33 AM, Mar 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-17 10:22:50-04

Newport News Fire crews responded to the scene of a structure fire in the 3200 block of Marshall Avenue on Monday morning.

Crews arrived on scene at 8:23 a.m. to find heavy fire conditions coming from the front of the two-story structure.

Firefighters began conducting search and rescue operations and aggressive fire attacks.

It was determined that no one was home at the time of the fire. The fire was under control at 8:49 a.m.

Traffic on Marshall Avenue was shut down for two hours while fire fighters contained the blaze.

The fire caused significant damage to both floors of the home. It has been condemned by Newport News Codes and Compliance due to the damaged.

Two adults were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The NNFD says due to the extent of the damage, a determination of the cause of the fire may take some time.

No injuries were reported.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.