Residents treated for smoke inhalation, firefighter injured in early morning house fire

Posted at 5:47 AM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 07:10:05-05

img_1508 NORFOLK, Va. - A multi-family home is damaged after it caught fire just after 1 a.m. on Monday.

Crews responded to the home at 317 W. Little Creek Road and discovered a fire on the second floor. Residents told News 3 the fire started in the bathroom. They think it was electrical originating near a ceiling vent.

Firefighters had to smash the windows out of the house in order to get water into the walls, according to residents.

Two adults had to be escorted by firefighters out of the house. One was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and the other was transported for smoke inhalation. Firefighters report one firefighter had a laceration to the hand and had to betransported to the hospital for treatment. He is doing just fine now.

A man who lives in the house says it's home to six people in four units.

The American Red Cross was on scene to assist with placing the residents into temporary housing if they needed it.

The official cause of the fire is still under investigation.