5 displaced, 1 firefighter injured in overnight fire

VB firefighters battled an early morning house fire on Crestwood Lane. (Lavoy Harrell/WAVY-TV)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach family of five has been displaced after a fire partially destroyed their home in the Landstown section of the city, Tuesday.

10 On Your Side’s Rico Bush spoke to the family and was told it appears the fire started from a car parked in their driveway. The father said he arrived home from work, saw the flames and immediately removed the family from the home.

Crews then responded to the home in the 3100 block of Crestwood Lane, around 2:46 a.m. Firefighters said when they arrived on scene, flames were visible from the home. About 23 firefighters were needed to fight the flames and one firefighter was transported to the hospital after receiving a minor injury. He is expected to be OK.

All of the occupants of the home, four adults and one child, made it out safely, but have been displaced by the fire. One adult male was treated for smoke inhalation. All family members are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The home received moderate damage, but is not a total loss. No other homes were threatened during the fire.

The preliminary investigation reveals the fire started in the garage portion of the home and spread. The inside of the home sustained heavy smoke damage. Investigators are working to determine the exact cause of the fire.

Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.




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