Mother and son escape Norfolk early morning fire

(Photo: Norfolk Fire-Rescue)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY)- The Norfolk Fire Marshal Office is investigating a fire at a home in the 1300 block of Bolton Street.

Battalion Chief Julian Williamson said twenty-two fire fighters responded to the home at 6:00 a.m.Tuesday morning. The first engine on scene reported heavy smoke showing from the second floor of a two story home. Crews entered the home and located the fire in a second floor bedroom.

After initiating a fire attack and conducting a primary search of the home, crews discovered the fire had extended above the ceiling into the attic space. Firefighters made a quick knock down on the fire and the fire was brought under control at around 6:17 a.m. The two story home sustained fire and smoke damage mainly on the second floor, but smoke damage was throughout the home.

A mother and son made it out of the home unharmed. The home had a smoke alarm but it is unclear if the smoke alarm alerted them to the fire.

There were no injuries reported. The Red Cross has been requested to support the displaced family.

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