Three displaced by Monday morning house fire in downtown
Published 9:46 am Monday, January 16, 2023
A Monday morning house fire in downtown caused no injuries but has displaced three people who lived there.
The city’s emergency communications dispatched Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded at 6:02 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16 to the 300 Block of E. Pinner Street, in downtown, for a residential structure fire, according to a department news release.
Battalion 1, Engine 1, Engine 2, Rescue 1, and Medic 1 arrived at 6:08 a.m. to find smoke showing from the roof of a two-story detached residential structure, Fire and Rescue officials said. The fire was located between the first and second floor and progressed to the attic in the walls.
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Officials said they were able to contain the fire damage to the area between the first and second floor, and wall area, with moderate smoke damage to the second floor.
Three adults are displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross, according to the release. No injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The cause of the fire is under investigation with Fire Marshal 7 leading the investigation.
Nine units from Fire and Rescue responded to the call with assistance from a fire marshal and Suffolk Police.