One man dies as result of injuries from fire

Published 8:08 pm Monday, September 12, 2022

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Injuries sustained from an Aug. 27 fire claimed the life of one of two people injured in the blaze.

The Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office reports that Tyrone Brown, 59, died Sept. 6. He was one of two occupants in the home and was initially transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The second occupant remains at an area hospital and is in fair condition.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded to the 3600 Block of Sleepy Hole Road, in Driver, for a residential structure fire at 12:38 a.m. Aug. 27.

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When crews arrived on the scene they found heavy fire and smoke showing from a large two-story residential home. Two adults were outside the structure with critical burns when firefighters and medics arrived.

Advanced life support care was provided by paramedics to the critically burned patients while additional firefighters initiated a fire attack on the structure.  Due to the distance off the roadway and the advanced care provided the two critically injured patients, the structure became well involved. Both patients were transported by ground to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office and there is no further information available at this time.