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Fire damages two homes in Suffolk

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Posted at 6:48 AM, May 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-04 13:01:44-04

Suffolk, Va. – A fire heavily damaged a vacant home in Suffolk and caused heat damage to a neighboring home early Friday morning.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded shortly after midnight to a residential structure fire in the 100 block of North 10th Street in downtown Suffolk.

Emergency Communications received the call at 12:09 a.m. advising of what the caller initially believed was a brush fire on North 9th Street.   The first units arrived on scene at 12:14 a.m. and found the two-story home heavily involved.

Crews began to knock down the fire from the exterior and then transferred to the interior, confirming that the home was vacant.  The fire was called under control at 1:11 a.m.

The home next door sustained heat damage to the exterior due to the severity of the flames.  There were no injuries.

Battalion 1, Engines 2 and 3, Ladder 3, Medic 3, Rescue 1 and 6, EMS 1 and the Fire Marshal responded.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is handling the investigation, as the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.