Man dies after Norfolk house fire

Posted at 4:06 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 15:07:16-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to a house fire in the 7800 block of Michael Drive Wednesday afternoon.

According to the department, the call came in at 3:10 p.m. for the fire.

A man was pulled out of a bedroom in the house and was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with burn injuries. Fire officials said he was in critical condition and on Thursday said he died.

Another person in the house was able to escape on their own.

Firefighters said they also pulled a dog out of the home, which was given oxygen.

The fire was called under control at 3:52 p.m., according to fire officials. Its cause remains under investigation.