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Norfolk Fire Rescue battles 2 early morning fires

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Dec 16, 2021

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Fire Rescue crews are working to control two significant early morning fires that are happening.

Norfolk Fire Rescue received word of the first fire and dispatched at 2:45 a.m. Firefighters reported to 4126 Llewelyn Ave to help.

Upon arrival Jay Jay's Car Wash could be seen on fire with flames pouring through the roof as the entire house became engulfed.

The fire remained a first-alarm assignment and was under control by 4:19 a.m.

One occupant was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital due to possible smoke inhalation.

Crews were dispatched to the second fire at 234 W. 31st St. At 3:10 a.m.

Fire and smoke could be seen coming from a 2.5 story single family home once crews arrived.

Crews were able to contain the fire by 4:18 a.m and prevent the fire from reaching the other homes near it.

Chesapeake Fire and Virginia Beach fire helped Norfolk Fire by covering two stations while Norfolk Fire was busy. Red Cross is also assisting.

No injuries were reported but three were displaced due to the fire.

Both fires are under investigation, but officials believe that neither was suspicious and appear to be accidental.