Man injured in house fire

Published 9:46 pm Monday, November 22, 2021

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One man was taken to the hospital with serious burn injuries from a house fire on Monday evening.

The fire in the 200 block of Woodrow Avenue was reported at 7:14 p.m., and the first unit arrived on scene at 7:19 p.m.

Engine 3, Ladder 3 and Medic 3 arrived to find a single-story residential structure with heavy smoke showing from the front of the structure and heavy fire showing from the rear of the structure.

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A single occupant had evacuated prior to arrival of fire units and was located at a neighbor’s house. Medic 3 provided ALS assessment and treatment to the male occupant and transported the patient to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious burn injuries. The residence sustained heavy fire, smoke and heat damage. The fire was under control at 7:42 p.m.

The single occupant was displaced by the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters. The fire is under investigation by the Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office.

Responding units included Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 1, Engine 3, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, Medic 3, Medic 1, EMS-1, Safety 1, Fire Marshal 6, and Fire Marshal 7.