Home destroyed in Saturday fire

Published 10:23 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A home in the Bennett’s Creek area was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue received a report of a fire in a single-story home in the 5600 block of River Bluff Drive about 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find flames coming through the roof. They brought the blaze under control in about two hours, but the structure was ruled a complete loss.


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The owner of the residence was out of town at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported, according to city officials.

Fire officials estimate that there was $250,000 in damage to the structure and $40,000 in damage to its contents. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.