Home condemned after Newport News fire

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Fire officials say no one was inside a house in Newport News when a fire sparked Monday.

Crews were called to the home on Macirvin Drive in the Hidenwood section of the city around 11:15 a.m. Battalion Chief J. Douglas Carper with the Newport News Fire Department said a caller stated there may be two children inside the home, but when firefighters arrived, they determined there were no children in the home.

Carper said two cats were rescued.

Carper said crews reported “heavy flames” coming from the house when they arrived, and fire was coming from the front corner bedroom. The fire was contained to one bedroom, and there was smoke damage throughout the house.

Bat. Chief Jay Culpepper told WAVY.com a 61-year-old woman and her 31-year-old son live in the home. The son reportedly left to go to Taco Bell and the fire broke out while he was gone. A neighbor saw fire coming from a bedroom in the single story home and contacted the fire department.

No one was injured, but the home was condemned due to the damage. Two adults were displaced.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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