Six displaced in fire

Published 1:59 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Six people were displaced in a fire late Tuesday evening.

The fire in the 5500 block of Buckhorn Crescent was reported at 11:20 p.m. The first units arrived on scene at 11:24 p.m., according to a city press release. The residents had evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters.

Crews found heavy smoke showing from the side of the house and fire showing from the attached garage when they arrived at the single-story brick ranch, according to the press release.

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The home sustained heavy fire damage to the garage and the attic above the garage, in addition to heavy smoke damage throughout the residence.

The fire was called under control at 12:09 a.m. Two adults and four children were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. Two cats died in the fire.

The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department responded along with Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.