NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters say no one was injured after a home fire on Frizzell Avenue in Norfolk.
Betty Holloman said she was sorting her mail when the fire started. She was inside with her granddaughter, daughter, and daughter’s boyfriend, when they began to smell smoke.
“He said, ‘Where’s the smoke coming from?’ and I said, ‘I don’t know’ and he said, ‘The house is on fire!'” He goes around and opens the utility door, and all I saw was flames from the floor to the ceiling,” Holloman said.
Crews were called out to the home in the 100 block of Frizzell Avenue, 6:19 p.m. Monday.
“By the time we got outside, it started popping and cracking and going. It was coming out the back of the roof,” Holloman said.
Twenty-two Norfolk firefighters responded, with help from Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. The fire was under control about 20 minutes later.
The four residents and a dog were displaced and the Red Cross was called in to assist them.
The origin and cause of this fire is currently under investigation. Firefighters said the home had working smoke detectors.