Suffolk duplex fire contained after rekindling

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters confirm they have contained flames at a Suffolk duplex after the fire rekindled, Thursday morning.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews were called to a residence in the 100 block of Chestnut Street, at 4:44 a.m. When firefighters arrived, all occupants had evacuated safely.

The fire was called under control at 5:42 a.m. and no one was injured. Firefighters say the fire was determined to be electrical in nature and originated in the crawl space.

However, the fire rekindled around 6:21 a.m. and the fire was upgraded to a second alarm. It was called under control at 8:07 a.m.

Market Street was briefly closed between Pine Street and North Street while crews worked to contain the flames. It has since reopened.

All eight residents will be assisted by the American Red Cross.

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