Home destroyed by fire

Published 10:27 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2022

A Carolina Road home was destroyed during a fire on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire in the 5400 block of Carolina Road was reported at 4:37 p.m., and the first fire unit arrived on scene at 4:51 p.m., according to a press release from Suffolk Fire & Rescue.

Battalion Chief Demitri Wilson advised that upon arrival, fire units found a two-story residential structure fully engulfed in flames. The incident progressed to a two-alarm fire.

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Fire crews had access issues, but the crews worked quickly and aggressively to confine the fire.

Apparatus that responded to the incident included Engine 8, Engine 7, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 1, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Battalion 4, Medic 8, Medic 7, EMS 1, Tanker 1, Tanker 7, Tanker 8, Rehab 6, FM 4, FM 6, FM 7, and Safety 1.

Mutual aid resources from Sunbury Volunteer Fire Department and Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the incident, the press release stated.

The City of Chesapeake Fire Department, Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department and the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department backfilled Suffolk fire stations during the incident.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire, the press release stated.