Accidental fire in Virginia Beach leaves 1 adult, 3 children displaced

Posted at 7:11 PM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 23:34:01-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to a reported residential structure fire Friday afternoon.

According to the department, the fire happened at a single-story duplex located at 1149 Clear Springs Road. Crews were dispatched at 3:46 p.m., and upon arrival, found a fire in the kitchen and heavy smoke throughout.

The fire was quickly brought under control within 10 minutes, with eight engines, two ladders, one fire rescue, one ambulance and three chief officers responding. It was marked out at 4:17 p.m.

The fire’s cause was determined to have been accidental, and no one was home when the fire started.

No injuries were reported.

One adult and three children were displaced, and the Red Cross is assisting the occupants.

Photo by VBFD Photographer Ray Smith.

Posted by Virginia Beach Fire Department on Friday, April 12, 2019

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