Residential fire displaces residents; dog perishes

Published 9:03 pm Friday, April 22, 2022

A home in east Suffolk sustained heavy fire and smoke damage in a fire Friday afternoon, displacing its two residents.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the 1100 block of Custis Road, near the East Suffolk Recreation Center, just after 1 p.m. Fire Chief Michael Barakey said firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the second floor and attic. 

The structure suffered heavy fire and smoke damage to the second floor and smoke damage to the first floor. It was marked under control at 1:28 p.m. 

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A dog was removed from the home and resuscitated by Fire & Rescue personnel, but the animal died at the scene due to sustained injuries. No additional injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.