Peterson Way fire displaces family of six, damages neigbhoring home

Published 7:33 pm Sunday, September 25, 2022

A residential home in the 2000 Block of Petersen Way, in downtown Suffolk, sustained significant fire damage Sunday afternoon.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded to the call when Emergency Communications received  the call at 1:09 p.m.

Three units arrived on the scene at 1:16 p.m. to find heavy fire and smoke showing from a two-story detached residential structure.


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All occupants were outside of the structure when firefighters and medics arrived. Firefighters were able to rescue a family pet that was trapped inside.

Due to heavy fire involvement of the garage portion of the structure, firefighters initiated a transitional fire attack as additional fire crews performed a search of the structure. Due to the heavy fire conditions from the garage, the fire spread into the attic and the neighboring house suffered significant heat damage.

No firefighters or civilians were injured.

The fire was placed under control at 2:06 p.m.

The American Red Cross is assisting four adults and two children that are displaced by the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office.