UPDATE: Fire damages home in Newport News

Newport News, Va. – Fire crews responded to a house fire in the 600 block of Center Avenue Thursday morning.

The fire call was received at 8:40 a.m. Fire crews arrived at 8:45 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames showing from the single story home.

Firefighters entered the structure and began an aggressive interior fire attack and a search for occupants, officials say.

All occupants were out of the house.

The fire was declared under control within 30 minutes of emergency units arriving on scene.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The Newport News Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

The structure has been condemned due to the extent of damage. There is no damage estimate at this time.

Two adults have been displaced due to the fire. Notification has been made to the American Red Cross – Hampton Chapter, although it was unclear whether the family would require assistance.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.



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