SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters in Suffolk crushed three separate residential fires within about two hours, Thursday night.
Crews first responded to the 6600 block of Everets Road around 4:15 p.m. for fire inside a two-story farmhouse in the rural Chuckatuck area. Heavy smoke was coming from the second floor when firefighters arrived, and all occupants had escaped uninjured. It took about thirty minutes before the fire was under control.
Eight people were displaced from the home, but are being helped by family, according to Diana Klink with the city of Suffolk.
Around 6 p.m., there was another fire in the 200 block of Stowe Drive, in Northern Suffolk. At the scene, firefighters found an odor and smoke throughout the two-story residence, and discovered the fire was within a wall. The flames were controlled in about 30 minutes, and there were no injuries or displaced residents.
The final fire of the night happened around 6:30 p.m in the 6700 block of Chambers Lane, in the Burbage Grant neighborhood. There was only a little smoke coming from the house when firefighters arrived. They were able to keep the fire confined to the kitchen and put it out in about 15 minutes.
That fire was ruled accidental, due to unattended cooking. There were no injures, but the single resident of the home was displaced, and is staying with friends.
Klink said the Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the cause of the first two fires.