Two fires extinguished overnight

Published 8:52 pm Sunday, October 29, 2017

Suffolk Fire & Rescue was called to two fires late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

Firefighters battle flames on Shoulders Hill Road.

The first fire happened in the 5600 block of Frank St. It was reported at 11:46 p.m., according to a city press release The first unit arrived on the scene six minutes later and found smoke showing from the eaves of the home. The stove fire was contained to a small area of the kitchen and marked under control at 12:08 a.m., according to the release.

Two occupants were displaced and are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross, the release stated. The fire was determined to be a cooking fire and ruled accidental. The Chuckatuck Fire Department responded along with Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews.

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The second fire was a barn fire at a residence in the 4600 block of Shoulders Hill Road. It was reported at 2:57 a.m., according to the press release.

The first unit arrived on scene at 3:06 a.m. and found a large barn fully engulfed in flames. A horse had been rescued from the barn prior to firefighters’ arrival.

The fire was marked under control at 3:35 a.m. The fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire, which remains undetermined.