Suffolk Fire responds to 2-alarm house fire, firefighter and occupant treated

Posted at 7:41 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 11:05:47-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Fire-Rescue responded to a house fire in the 3500 block of Arthur Drive early Thursday morning.

According to dispatch, the call came out at 5:47 a.m., and the first unit arrived on scene in the rural Whaleyville borough at 5:58 a.m. Arriving crews said there was heavy fire showing from the single-story residence.

One occupant, an adult man, received emergency medical assessment and treatment, and was taken to a local hospital due to smoke inhalation. One firefighter was also treated for heat exhaustion.

Both occupants of the home will be displaced, as the home was declared a total loss. The Fire Marshal's office will be handling the investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story.