Woman injured while trying to assist neighbors during shed fire in Suffolk

Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 20, 2020

SUFFOLK, Va. - A woman was injured trying to help her neighbors when a shed caught fire in Suffolk early Friday morning.

According to Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews, the call for the fire came in at 6:45 a.m., and units arrived at the 100 block of Birch Lane seven minutes later.

Firefighters arriving at the scene found heavy smoke and flames coming from a detached shed, which was quickly extinguished. A nearby residence's siding was damaged by the heat.

Firefighters said the injured woman alerted the residents to the fire, then tried to provide assistance. She received emergency medical assessment and treatment for minor injuries, then went to a local medical facility for further treatment.

The fire's cause remains under investigation.