Crews extinguish two fires

Published 5:59 pm Monday, February 13, 2017

A house fire and brush fire reported within minutes of each other kept firefighters in Suffolk busy on Monday afternoon.

First, firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story home in the 2300 block of Indian Trail. It was reported at 12:26 p.m., and the first units arrived on scene at 12:31, according to a city press release.

Battalion Chief Dave Harrell said units found fire blowing out of the windows and roof of the residence when they arrived. The blaze was called under control at 1 p.m.

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No one was home at the time of the fire.

Just a few minutes later, at 12:31 p.m., a brush fire was reported in the 4800 block of Godwin Boulevard.

The first units arrived on the scene, about one mile from the roadway, at 12:44 p.m., according to a city press release. Harrell said that units encountered flames in the grassy area extending into the trees and heavy smoke along with windy conditions. About an acre was burned, and the fire was called under control at 1:28 p.m. The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department responded along with Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews.

There were no injuries in either blaze, and the fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of both fires.