Norfolk house fire displaces two people

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jul 21, 2017

Fire on Ivaloo Street

NORFOLK, Va. - A house fire on Ivaloo Street on Friday morning has damaged a home and displaced two residents.

Norfolk Fire officials tell News 3 they got called to the home in the 200 block of Ivaloo Street around 6:30 a.m. for a structure fire.

Ladder Company 14 arrived on scene within four minutes to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the one-story home.

Engine Company 11 entered the home through the front door and started attacking the fire. Crews also had to ventilate the home via the rood, which held in the fire attack.

After about 25 minutes, the fire was under control but the home is a total loss.

The male occupant inside the home self-evacuated and he was outside the residence when units arrived on scene.

Investigators said the fire started in the back of the home near the kitchen and back bedroom. The cause is still under investigation but officials do not believe it to be suspicious.

With serious heat in the forecast, firefighters are taking extra precautions to protect themselves. They say if the fire had been in the afternoon, this would have proved more challenging.

Red Cross was notified for two adult occupants that lived in the home. There were no injuries to any civilians or firefighters

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