Two cities, one fire

Published 8:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2018

Both Suffolk and Chesapeake fire departments responded to a residential structure fire in the 4800 block of South Hampton Roads Trail at 5:56 p.m. Friday.

Both cities responded because the call was initially received by Chesapeake dispatchers due to cell towers routing the call to them, according to a city press release.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue units responded to the scene from a separate report of a brush fire which turned out to be the same incident. Suffolk’s units assisted the Chesapeake units to get the fire under control. The fire was deemed under control by 6:30 p.m.


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The abandoned home was located back in the woods and declared a total loss, according to the press release. No injuries were reported with the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation with the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office.