Fire destroys home

Published 8:24 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An electrical fire destroyed a home in the 2800 block of Copeland Road late Monday night.

The fire was reported at 10:52 p.m., and the first units arrived 12 minutes later, according to a city press release. The home was already fully engulfed, with flames showing through the roof, when firefighters arrived.

A woman had evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters. She was treated at the scene for her injuries. No firefighters were injured.

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The Whaleyville Volunteer Fire Department and numerous Suffolk Fire and Rescue units responded to the scene. The home is a total loss, and the occupant is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

A portion of the roadway was closed while firefighters were on scene.