HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 12:22 a.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Newton Rd. in Hampton.
A number of neighbors called 911 after seeing flames showing at the home.
When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof and they had to fight the fire using ladder trucks to get above the fire.
According to Battalion Chief Birdsong, the roof collapsed and the floor inside the home collapsed. The home is a total loss.
Neighbors tell WAVY.com the man who lived in the home passed away just after Christmas.
At this time, investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.