Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews respond to Monday morning fire

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 11:00:26-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded Monday morning to a fire at a residence in the 300 block of Bosley Avenue in the Lakeside neighborhood.

Officials say they were contacted at 8:36 a.m., and the first unit arrived on scene at 8:40 a.m.

Chief Michael Barakey stated that upon arrival, crews found a fire on the back porch of the residence with extension into the rear unit. The residence is divided into two separate apartments.

Reports say the occupants had evacuated prior to their arrival and that there were no injuries. The fire was called under control at 9:07 a.m.

Responding units included Engines 1, 2, and 26, Ladder 3, Battalion 1, Medic 3, Safety 1, EMS-1, and FM-1.

The Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating the cause of the fire.

Suffolk Police provided traffic control in the immediate area.