Stolen cars runs into Newport News apartment building causing fire

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The Newport News Fire Department battled a full first alarm apartment fire in the 300 block of Misty Creek Court, early Saturday morning.

Crews were dispatched around 2:15 a.m. for a car that ran into a building and was smoking. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a car and the apartment fully involved with fire. The Incident Commander called the fire under control at 2:42 a.m.

The apartment suffered heavy fire and smoke damage and the unit above it suffered minor fire and heavy smoke damage. Both units will be condemned. The first apartment that started on fire was vacant at the time of the incident, however, the unit above was occupied. The occupants of the upstairs unit were able to make temporary lodging arrangements.

According to the Newport News Police Department, the car was stolen from Hampton. The driver was not at the scene when units arrived.

No one was hurt during this incident.

Photo Courtesy of Newport News Fire Department
Photo Courtesy of Newport News Fire Department

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