Police charge person of interest in Norfolk house fire

Posted at 1:54 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 19:12:46-04

McKinley Scott (Photo: Norfolk Fire-Rescue)

NORFOLK, Va. - Police have apprehended McKinley Scott, in connection with a Wednesday house fire at the corner of Tidewater Drive and Billings Street.

Scott is charged with two counts threat to burn and one count arson to an unoccupied dwelling.

Calls regarding the fire came in on Wednesday at 1:28 p.m.

Norfolk Fire-Rescue's Engine Company-1 reported seeing smoke from their station on Saint Paul's Boulevard.

When firefighters arrived at 1:33 p.m., they reported that a two-story home was fully involved in flames. The flames damaged the exterior coverings of several nearby homes.

Crews were able to bring the fire under control at 2:24 p.m.

Dominion Virginia Power responded to the scene and secured electrical power lines.

Approximately 35 firefighters responded to the call. No one was injured.