Crews battle fire at building in Newport News

(WAVY/Lavoy Harrell)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A firefighter who fell ill battling a fire Thursday morning was taken to the hospital.

Officials say crews were called to a building fire on 31st Street around 3:45 a.m. Responding units found smoke coming from the attic of the building.

It was determined that the fire was electrical in nature. The all clear was given at the building around 4 a.m.

No occupants were injured, officials say.

One fire fighter was taken to the hospital for what was determined to be a non-fire ground related illness. The fire fighter’s is currently unknown.

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