Fire destroys garage on Withers Street

Published 2:49 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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Suffolk Fire & Rescue units responded to a residential structure fire at 121 Withers St. on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 12:10 p.m., and the first units arrived on scene at the home off Nansemond Parkway at 12:17 p.m.

The fire started in a detached garage and progressed to the home. The garage was destroyed, and the home was heavily damaged. The start of the fire is still under investigation.

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No injuries were reported, but two adults will be displaced from the home.

Police blocked off a section of Nansemond Parkway and all of Withers Street to allow Engine 3 access to the fire hydrants and other emergency vehicles to move.

Responding to the scene were Battalions 1 and 3, Engines 2, 3, and 6, EMS 2, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, and Medic 10.