Suffolk firefighter taken to hospital for heat exhaustion after house fire

Posted at 5:51 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 17:50:26-04

SUFFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk firefighter is recovering from heat exhaustion following a house fire Saturday afternoon.

It happened in the 600 block of Ashley Avenue just after 4 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from the back of the two-story home.

Later, fire crews discovered flames in the back room of the house stretching from the first to the second floor.

The fire was under control within 15 minutes.

Two adults have been displaced from the home and will be receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.