Firefighters rescue woman in two-alarm blaze

Photo courtesy City of Suffolk
Photo courtesy City of Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A two-alarm fire ripped through a home in Suffolk early Tuesday morning.

Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said the fire sparked around 12:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Holladay Street in the Olde Town neighborhood. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke and fire at the back of the home.

A woman was trapped on the first floor of the home. Klink said firefighters rescued her from the building and she was transported to Sentara Obici Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Another woman was also transported to the hospital, but her condition is unknown.

The home suffered heavy smoke and fire damage. Five adults and one child are being helped by the American Red Cross at this time.

Additionally, another home next door suffered damage to the side of the building. The home was evacuated and the six residents will be staying with relatives, Klink said. A vehicle was also damaged.

Another residence nearby containing four apartments was also evacuated, but the residents were able to return to their homes.

No firefighters were injured and the cause remains under investigation at this time.

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