Second fire this year hits Newport News high-rise

Posted at 6:22 AM, Jun 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-16 07:33:43-04

fire1Newport News, Va. – Fire crews put out an apartment fire in The Towers in the 700 block of Waterfront Circle last night. The fire was the second in the building this year.

Fire crews arrived at the scene at 9:21 and found smoke and flames coming from the window of a second story apartment.

Crews quickly knocked down the fire and conducted a search and evacuation of the second floor.

The fire was declared under control at 9:35pm. One person was treated at the scene by medics but refused to be transported to a hospital.

The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical. The Red Cross assisted three adults and a child.