NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A family of five has been forced out of their home after their garage caught on fire in the 200 block of Center Avenue Wednesday night.
The call came in at 7:12 p.m., and the first unit from the Newport News Fire Department arrived on scene just six minutes later to find a fully-involved fire in the detached garage.
Fire officials say the garage was completely destroyed, and there was additional damage to the outside of the home as a result.
The fire was called under control at 7:34 p.m., and no one was hurt.
While the home is in livable conditions, fire officials told News 3 the property manager of the home displaced the family - two adults and three children - in order to assess the damage.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
NNFD and HFRS crews responded to the 200 block of Center Ave for a fire in a detached garage. It took crews about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. There were no injuries at the incident and the cause is under investigation.— Newport News Fire (@NNFire) June 11, 2020