Family of five displaced by early morning fire in Suffolk

Posted at 10:00 AM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 10:00:08-05

Suffolk, Va. – A fire forced a family of five out of their Suffolk home early Wednesday morning, according to Suffolk Fire & Rescue.

Crews responded to the one-story ranch home in the 2500 block of Whaleyville Boulecard around 1:30 a.m.

Firefighters say smoke was coming from the roof when they arrived. The family of five — three adults and two children, had evacuated before fire crews arrived.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue says the fire was contained to one room and was electrical in nature.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury but was treated on scene.