Norfolk fire heavily damages home

Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 12:57:13-05

Norfolk, Va. – Norfolk Fire and Rescue responded to a fire in the 1100 block of Cambridge Crescent around 7:33 a.m. on Monday.

When crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of a two-story house.

A man and his dog were able to escape the home safely.

Several hoses were used to contain the fire and to protect nearby homes.

The fire was upgraded to a second alarm assignment ten minutes later to better deal with massive changes and winter weather conditions. Crews contained the fire around 9:09 a.m.

The house was heavily damaged and the person who lives there may not be able to return anytime soon.

A neighboring house was slightly damaged, but the residents were able to return to their home.

About 44 firefighters and four chief officers responded to the flames.

The initial alarm included Norfolk Fire-Rescue Engines 7 and 12, Ladder 7, Rescue 1, Medic 7 and Battalion Chief 1.  Navy Region Mid Atlantic Quint 15 assisted as Automatic Mutual Aid asset.

The second alarm compliment included Norfolk Fire-Rescue Engines 1, 6 and 2; Ladders 9 and 1, Medic 12 and Battalion Chiefs 2 and 13.  Fire Car 2.

Nobody was hurt in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.