Two fires cause thousands in damages to two Hampton buildings

Posted at 12:03 PM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 12:06:22-04

Hampton, Va. – Two buildings will now have to make costly repairs after two fires resulted in thousands of dollars in damages Tuesday morning.

The fires happened about 15 minutes apart.

The first fire happened at a two story duplex around 7:42 a.m. in the 200 block of Settlers Landing Road.

Fire was coming from between the ceiling and floor joints of the building and was extinguished around 7:55 a.m.

There was no one living in the duplex at the time because it was being renovated.

The fire caused about $5,000 in damages.

The second fire happened at a high rise building around 7:57 a.m. on the first block of Franklin Street.

Fire and rescue units reported the smell of smoke coming from the first floor meeting room of the building.

Crews isolated the cause of the smell into an air exchange motor.

Police say there was an estimated $1,000 in damages.

The Newport News Fire Department helped with this incident due to the first fire on Settlers Landing Road.

The causes of the fires are being investigated by the Hampton Fire Prevention Branch office.

There were no reported injuries in either case.

Police have not said if there are any connections between the incidents.