Red Cross requested to help after VB fire

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Firefighters say one of their own was treated for injuries at a house fire in Virginia Beach early Monday morning.

Battalion Chief Amy Valdez with the Virginia Beach Police Department told crews were called to a home in the 3000 block of Arthur Avenue around 2:45 a.m. for a report of a brush fire. At some point, the call was upgraded to a multi-family residential fire.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a fire in the middle unit townhome, Valdez said. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to get the fire out.

A firefighter on scene told another firefighter was treated for injuries at the scene but is doing OK. Further information on the firefighter’s injuries was not immediately available.

Valdez said three residents made it out of the home. The American Red Cross was asked to help.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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