Crews battle fire at home on E. Mercury Blvd. in Hampton

Posted at 11:48 PM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-20 14:58:26-05

HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton Fire crews responded to a fire at a home in the 700 block of E. Mercury Boulevard late Thursday.

The call came in on Thursday at 11:11 p.m.

Fire crews arrived to find the two-story home fully involved with heavy smoke and flames showing. Crews made an exterior attack due to the large fire load and flames. The fire was contained and extinguished in approximately one hour.

The home sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage throughout the home.

The home was not lived in, nor occupied. It was reported by a passerby.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

One firefighter suffered minor heat exhaustion and was transported and later released from Sentara Careplex Hospital.

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