No injuries reported after vacant house fire in Portsmouth

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Posted at 6:18 AM, May 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-29 06:18:23-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services responded to a fire at a vacant house early Saturday morning.

According to PFRES officials, the call for the fire came in at around 1 a.m. Crews responded to the 1500 block of Highland Avenue, where they found a single-story home with heavy smoke and fire venting from the structure.

Crews were able to control and extinguish the fire quickly.

PFRES EMS units were on scene to provide medical support, but the home was reported vacant and no injuries have been reported.

The fire's cause is under investigation by the Portsmouth Fire Marshal's Office.