Elderly man forced from his Norfolk home after garage catches fire

Posted at 6:16 AM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 06:17:51-04

Norfolk, Va – An elderly man was forced out of his Norfolk home after a fire Sunday night.

Firefighters responded to his home in the 2000 block of Hollybriar Point around 9:20pm to find fire in the garage of the home. The fire had also spread to the den area.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in just under 30 minutes.

The home did not have a working smoke detector.

The man was the only person inside the home at the time and was able to make it outside safely, before firefighters arrived. He will be staying with family for now.

No was was injured and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.