Crews respond to second Newport News fire

Photo courtesy of NNFD
Photo courtesy of NNFD

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The Newport News Fire Department responded to a second residential fire in the Southeast section of the city Monday afternoon.

Chief Pincus with the NNFD said a 911 call came in around 1 p.m. for a fire in the 1000 block of Garden Drive, which is less than two miles from a building fire in the 1200 block of 25th Street that displaced 16 people about an hour earlier.

Fire units arrived at 1:03 p.m. and saw smoke coming from a one-story building, but were able to control the flames in about 15 minutes. No one was injured.

Damage of the home is estimated to be around $15,000. An adult and three children were displaced, but the Red Cross was called to assist.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates as they become available.

 

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