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Family escapes house fire in Suffolk

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 17:03:58-05

Suffolk, Va. – A family has been displaced from their home on Cherry Blossom Drive after escaping a large garage fire.CherryBlossom

On Monday around 2:00 p.m., Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews responded to a call about a house fire at the home, located in the Cedar Lake Shores neighborhood.

When crews arrived, heavy flames were coming from the garage of the home.  Both of the residents were able to escape the home before crews arrived to the scene.

The home has heavy damages and the displaced family is being helped by the American Red Cross.

A firefighter was injured and taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The fire was declared under control around 3:00 p.m.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the cause of the fire.