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Fire destroys home in rural area of Suffolk

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Mar 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-19 14:27:54-04

Suffolk, Va. – A fire destroyed a Suffolk home Thursday morning, NewsChannel 3 has learned.

It happened in the 7100 block of Elwood Road. That’s in the rural Holland area of Suffolk.

Emergency Communications received the call at 10:18 a.m. The first units arrived on scene at 10:26 a.m., officials say. Firefighters arrived on scene and found heavy smoke and flames showing from the rear of the home.

Police say the one person that lives at the home was able to make it out of the burning home before firefighters arrived.

The fire was called under control at 11:02 a.m.

The home was a total loss, and the resident will be assisted by family members, police say. No firefighters were injured.

Suffolk police provided traffic control and security, and the roadway was briefly closed.

The fire was ruled accidental.

Check back on WTKR.com for updates.