No injuries in early morning fire

Published 10:15 am Friday, May 29, 2020

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Suffolk Fire & Rescue units responded early Friday to a multi-family residential structure fire in the 300 block of Central Avenue.

A fire on Central Avenue early Friday displaced four people. (City of Suffolk Photo)

Emergency Communications was contacted at 6:32 a.m., and the first unit arrived on scene in the Olde Town neighborhood at 6:36 a.m.

Chief Michael Barakey said the first arriving fire units found heavy smoke showing from the multi-story residence. The occupants had evacuated prior to their arrival.

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Battalion Chief Demitri Wilson advised that the residence sustained heavy damage to the first floor with some extension to the second floor.

Four persons have been displaced and will be assisted by the Red Cross. There were no injuries. The fire was called under control at 7:09 a.m.

Responding units included Engines 1, 2, and 4, Ladder 3, Battalion 1, Rescue 1, Safety 1, EMS-1, Medic 1, Car 1 and Rehab 6. The Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating the cause of the fire.