Portsmouth fire department battles condemned house fire overnight

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Posted at 8:20 AM, Nov 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 16:05:53-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Firefighters with Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services battled a house fire along Virginia Ave. late Sunday night.

Neighbors told News 3 that the home was condemned and showed the letter to prove it.

The neighbors considered the house a disturbance, saying that there is always a lot of trash from the house in both the yard and street.

Even though the house was labeled as condemned, neighbors said that they could see multiple people run out once the fire started.

Later Monday, a next door neighbor told us the house had been demolished. Workers originally said demolition wouldn't begin until Tuesday morning.

This incident is still under investigation.

Stay with News 3 for updates.